Share this entry

Share this page

kilobyte

Syllabification: kil·o·byte
Pronunciation: /ˈkēləˌbīt
 
/
(abbreviation: Kb or KB)

Definition of kilobyte in English:

noun

Computing
A unit of memory or data equal to 1,024 (210) bytes.
Example sentences
  • There are 8 bits in a byte, 1024 bytes in a kilobyte, and 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte.
  • We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.
  • We used a folder with 893MB of mixed data, with file lengths varying from a few kilobytes to tens of megabytes - 1470 files in all, some in the root directory, some in folders.

Definition of kilobyte in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words