Definition of Kilobyte

1. Noun. A unit of information equal to 1000 bytes.

Exact synonyms: K, Kb
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit
Group relationships: M, Mb, Megabyte



2. Noun. A unit of information equal to 1024 bytes.
Exact synonyms: K, Kb, Kib, Kibibyte
Generic synonyms: Computer Memory Unit
Terms within: Word
Group relationships: M, Mb, Mebibyte, Megabyte, Mib

Definition of Kilobyte

1. Noun. (computing) a unit of storage capacity, 1024 (210) bytes : kibibyte ¹

2. Noun. (''rarely'') 1000 bytes, though this is the technically accurate definition as an SI unit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kilobyte

1. 1,024 bytes [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kilobyte

kilo-watt
kiloamp
kiloampere
kiloamperes
kiloamps
kilobar
kilobars
kilobase
kilobase pair
kilobase pairs
kilobases
kilobaud
kilobauds
kilobit
kilobits
kilobyte (current term)
kilobytes
kilocal
kilocalorie
kilocalories
kilocals
kilocurie
kilocuries
kilocycle
kilocycle per second
kilocycles
kilodalton
kilodaltons
kiloelectronvolt
kilogallon

Literary usage of Kilobyte

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1. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"... the garden had already bloated me irrevocably beyond the initial 50-kilobyte quota granted each new player on the MOO. But somehow it had never occurred ..."

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