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kil·o·bit

 (kĭl′ə-bĭt′)
n. Abbr. Kb Computers
1. One thousand bits.
2. 1,024 (210) bits.

kilobit

(ˈkɪləˌbɪt)
n
1. (Computer Science) (in general computer contexts, such as data transfer) 1000 bits
2. (Computer Science) (in data-storage contexts) 1024 bits
Abbreviation: Kb or kb

kil•o•bit

(ˈkɪl əˌbɪt)

n. Computers.
1. 1024 (210) bits.
2. (loosely) 1000 bits. Symbol: Kb
[1960–65]

kil·o·bit

(kĭl′ə-bĭt′)
Computer Science
1. One thousand bits.
2. 1,024 (that is, 210) bits. See Note at megabyte.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kilobit - a unit of information equal to 1000 bits
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
Mb, Mbit, megabit - a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits
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At the lower frequency, notes Okerson, the backup transmitter relays data at a rate of 115 kilobits per second -- less than half the previous rate.