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kil·o·byte

 (kĭl′ə-bīt′)
n. Abbr. K or KB
1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (210) bytes.
2. One thousand bytes. See Usage Note at gigabyte.

kilobyte

(ˈkɪləˌbaɪt)
n
(Computer Science) computing 1024 bytes. Abbreviation: KB or kbyte See also kilo-2

kil•o•byte

(ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt)

n. Computers.
1. 210 (1024) bytes.
2. 103, or one thousand (1000), bytes. Abbr.: K, KB
[1965–70]

kil·o·byte

(kĭl′ə-bīt′)
1. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,024 (that is, 210) bytes.
2. One thousand bytes. See Note at megabyte.

kilobyte

(k) 1 kilobyte =1,024 bytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilobyte - a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes
kB, K
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
2.kilobyte - a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
word - a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
mebibyte, MiB, megabyte, MB, M - a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
Translations

kilobyte

[ˈkɪləʊˌbaɪt] Nkilobyte m, kiloocteto m

kilobyte

[ˈkɪləbaɪt] nkilo-octet m

kilobyte

nKilobyte nt

kilobyte

[ˈkɪləʊbaɪt] nkilobyte m inv
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For example, 100 kilo-bytes of data, which represents a good-sized spreadsheet, can be sent from a laptop to another computer in about 30 minutes at 300 bps; this takes only about 7 minutes at 2400 bps.