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gigabytenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡɪɡ·əˌbɑɪt/ (abbreviation GB)
a ​unit of ​measurement of ​computerstoragespaceequal to 1,073,741,824 ​bytes, which is about 1000 ​megabytes
(Definition of gigabyte from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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gigabytenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɡɪɡəbaɪt/ ( abbreviation GB, informal gig)
IT a ​unit of ​computerinformation, consisting of 1024 megabytes: One gigabyte can ​hold just over 16 ​hours of ​standardMP3™ ​files.
(Definition of gigabyte from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gigabyte”
in Spanish gigabyte…
in Vietnamese GB…
in Malaysian gigabit…
in Thai กิกะไบต์…
in Chinese (Simplified) 千兆字节,吉字节…
in Turkish bilgisayarın depolayabileceği bilginin miktarını ölçme birimi, cigabayt…
in Russian гигабайт…
in Indonesian gigabit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 十億位元元組,吉位元組…
in Polish gigabajt…
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