Definition of gigabit in English:


Syllabification: gig·a·bit
Pronunciation: /ˈgigəˌbit, ˈjig-


  • A unit of information equal to one billion (109) or, strictly, 230 bits.
    More example sentences
    • A megabit is one million bits; a gigabit is one billion bits.
    • For example, it's been estimated that a photonic internet could transmit data at 160 gigabits per second, which is thousands of times faster than today's typical high-speed connection.
    • The total bandwidth per port ranges from 3 gigabits to more than 60 gigabits per second.

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