Definition of gigabyte in English:


Line breaks: giga|byte
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪɡəbʌɪt
(abbreviation GB)


A unit of information equal to one thousand million (109) or, strictly, 230 bytes.
More example sentences
  • We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.
  • I am sure there must be millions like me who are mystified by bytes, megabytes, gigabytes or whatever they are called.
  • Hard disk capacity is measured in gigabytes - a gigabyte being roughly 1,000 megabytes.

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