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gigabit Syllabification: gig·a·bit
Pronunciation: /ˈɡiɡəbit/
(abbrev. Gb)

Definition of gigabit in English:


A unit of information equal to one billion (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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