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exabyte Syllabification: ex·a·byte
Pronunciation: /ˈeksəbīt/
(abbrev.: Eb or EB)

Definition of exabyte in English:


A unit of information equal to one quintillion (1018) bytes, or one billion gigabytes.
Example sentences
  • The internet currently handles one exabyte of data every hour.
  • Second, a 5 exabyte store would roughly be eight thousand times too small to store " all words ever spoken by human beings ", at least in audio form.
  • To put this into context, one exabyte is the equivalent of one followed by 18 zeros of bytes.

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