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gigabits per second

<unit> (Gbps) A unit of information transfer rate equal to one billion bits per second. Note that, while a gigabit is defined as a power of two (2^30 bits), a gigabit per second is defined as a power of ten (10^9 bits per second, which is slightly less) than 2^30).

(2004-02-10)

 


Nearby terms: gig giga- gigabit gigabits per second gigabyte gigaflop gigaflops
 

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