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|Noun||1.||computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory|
unit, unit of measurement - any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange; "the dollar is the United States unit of currency"; "a unit of wheat is a bushel"; "change per unit volume"
byte - a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
sector - the minimum track length that can be assigned to store information; unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes
block - (computer science) a sector or group of sectors that function as the smallest data unit permitted; "since blocks are often defined as a single sector, the terms `block' and `sector' are sometimes used interchangeably"
allocation unit - a group of sectors on a magnetic disk that can be reserved for the use of a particular file
partition - (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit
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
GiB, gibibyte, gigabyte, GB, G - a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
tebibyte, TiB, terabyte, TB - a unit of information equal to 1024 gibibytes or 2^40 (1,099,511,627,776) bytes