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gigabit Line breaks: giga|bit
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪɡəbɪt/
(abbreviation Gb)

Definition of gigabit in English:


A unit of information equal to one thousand million (109) or (strictly) 230 bits.
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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