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megabyte Line breaks: mega|byte
Pronunciation: /ˈmɛɡəbʌɪt/
(abbreviation MB)

Definition of megabyte in English:

noun

Computing
A unit of information equal to one million or, strictly, 1,048,576 bytes.
Example sentences
  • We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.
  • Here is a quick explanation of bytes, megabytes, and so on, and some estimates of the storage requirements of various sorts of information.
  • The software requires only five megabytes of hard disk space and 16 megabytes of random access memory (Ram).

Words that rhyme with megabyte

Moabite • gigabyte

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