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megabyte

<unit> (MB, colloquially "meg") 2^20 = 1,048,576 bytes = 1024 kilobytes. 1024 megabytes are one gigabyte.

The text of a six hundred page paperback book would require about a megabyte of ASCII storage.

See prefix.

(1997-03-26)

 


Nearby terms: meg mega- megabits per second megabyte megaflop megaflops MegaHertz
 

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