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giga-

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1. One billion (109): gigahertz.
2. 1,073,741,824 (230): gigabyte.

[From Greek gigās, giant.]

giga-

(ˈɡɪɡə; ˈɡaɪɡə)
combining form
1. (Units) denoting 109: gigavolt. Symbol: G
2. (Computer Science) (in computer technology) denoting 230: gigabyte.
[from Greek gigas giant]

giga-

a combining form used in the names of units of measure equal to one billion of a given base unit: gigaton.
[< Greek gígās giant]

giga-

1. A prefix that means:
2. One billion (109), as in gigahertz, one billion hertz.
3. 230 (that is, 1,073,741,824), which is the power of 2 closest to a billion, as in gigabyte. See Table at measurement.

giga-

A prefix meaning one billion (109). For example, 1 gigameter = 1 billion meters.
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The performance of the GIGA- CHANNEL system is said to exceed the proposed Category 6 connector and channel specification, and it also supports transmission schemes with gigabit data rates.