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ˈmɛg əˌbɪtmegabit

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  1. megabit, Mbit, Mbnoun

    a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits


  1. megabitnoun

    10 = 1,000,000 bits or approximately 125,000 bytes (125 kilobytes)

  2. megabitnoun

    2 = 1,048,576 bits


  1. megabit

    A megabit is a unit of digital information storage or transmission with the prefix mega (symbol M), which represents a factor of 10^6 or 1,000,000. Therefore, one megabit contains 1,000,000 bits. It is commonly used in the field of computer science and information technology, often in the context of data transfer rates and download speeds. It is worth noting that one megabit is different from one megabyte (MB), with 1 megabyte equal to 8 megabits (as 1 byte equals 8 bits).


  1. Megabit

    The megabit is a multiple of the unit bit for digital information or computer storage. The prefix mega is defined in the International System of Units as a multiplier of 106, and therefore6 The megabit has the unit symbol Mb or Mbit. Using the common byte size of 8 bits, 1 megabit is roughly equal to 125 kilobytes or approximately 122 kibibytes. The megabit is closely related to the mebibit, a unit multiple derived from the binary prefix mebi of the same order of magnitude, which is equal to 220bits = 1048576bits, or approximately 5% larger than the megabit. Despite the definitions of these new prefixes for binary-based quantities of storage by international standards organizations, memory semiconductor chips are still marketed using the metric prefix names to designate binary multiples. The megabit is widely used when referring to data transfer rates of computer networks or telecommunications systems. Network transfer rates and download speeds often use the megabit as the amount transferred per time unit, e.g., a 100 Mbit/s Fast-Ethernet connection, or a 10 Mbit/s Internet access service, whereas the sizes of data units transferred over these networks are often measured in megabytes. To achieve a transfer rate of one megabyte per second one needs a network connection with a transfer rate of eight megabits per second. This can be confusing for internet users assuming the values are in kilobytes and megabytes per second. If one goes to buy a 2 megabit per second internet plan, they are really only getting a 250 kilobyte per second plan.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of megabit in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of megabit in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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