kilobyte


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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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A routine call to check his phone balance left retired James Dickinson gobsmacked when the automated recording revealed he had more than 800 million kilobytes of data remaining.
Users can buy 1 kilobyte on the site for $1 and use the space for any product that they like, be it software, music, etc.
The car recorder uses just half a kilobyte of flash memory to record 10 seconds of data -- five seconds before the crash, and five seconds after.
Billing for the service will be based on the amount of data transmitted, with the transmission of each kilobyte costing EUR0.01.
In terms of memory storage, the price of storing one thousand bytes of data in computer random access memory has fallen in the last 12 years from $15 per kilobyte to less than one cent per kilobyte.
The actual experiment that generated the following data consists of writing 13,107 80-byte records with a block-size of 1 kilobyte, and then reading them sequentially.
However, the operator has not changed its per kilobyte ( KB) data usage charges.
A kilobyte is not [10.sup.3] of 1,000 bytes, but [2.sup.10] or 1,024 bytes, a difference of 24 bytes.
Previously, the i-mode service was only available via a mobile pricing plan which charged a fixed monthly fee plus extra charges for each kilobyte of data transferred.
Pricing starts from four quid a month and 2p per kilobyte of data - that's the equivalent of a single WAP page.
I don't mind so much when calculations ignore the start and stop bit needed for transferring each 8-bit byte or when 1 kilobyte is converted to 1,000 bytes instead of 1,024 (though a few bits here and there soon add up to megabytes when it comes to audio and video clip transfer).