Definition of kilobyte in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɪləbʌɪt/
(abbreviation KB)


A unit of memory or data equal to 1,024 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.

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