Definitions for kilobyteˈkɪl əˌbaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

kil•o•byte*ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt(n.)

  1. 210 (1024) bytes.

    Category: Computers

  2. 103, or one thousand (1000), bytes. Abbr.: K, KB

    Category: Computers

* Computers..

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kilobyte, K, KB, kB(noun)

    a unit of information equal to 1000 bytes

  2. kilobyte, kibibyte, K, KB, kB, KiB(noun)

    a unit of information equal to 1024 bytes

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. kilobyte(noun)ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt

    a unit for measuring computer information, equal to 1024 bytes


  1. kilobyte(Noun)

    a unit of storage capacity, 1024 (2) bytes : kibibyte

  2. kilobyte(Noun)

    (rarely) 1000 bytes, though this is the technically accurate definition as an SI unit.


  1. Kilobyte

    The kilobyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. Although the prefix kilo- means 1000, the term kilobyte and symbol kB have historically been used to refer to either 1024 bytes or 1000 bytes, dependent upon context, in the fields of computer science and information technology.


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