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kilobyte (plural kilobytes)
- (computing, chiefly RAM) A unit of storage capacity, equal to 1024 (210) bytes : a kibibyte. Frequently abbreviated KB.
1969, Hisashi Horikoshi, MEMORY CONTROL SYSTEM, US Patent 3618041:
- It is assumed herein that each block includes 32 bytes, each sector includes 1 kilobyte, the buffer memory 116 includes 4 kilobytes, and read data is represented by one double word or 64 bits, as one word in this case consists of 32 bits.
- (computing, chiefly networking) 1000 (103) bytes. SI Symbol: kB
1969, Harold R. Dell, HIGH-DENSITY PERMANENT DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM, US Patent 3638185:
- The data word processor 606 handles the in-flow and out-flow of byte-oriented input/output data and interleaved signals at a rate of, for example, 500 kilobytes per second. Instruction processing rates of four to eight per microsecond are required for such a data flow.
kilobyte m (invariable)
kilobyte m (plural kilobytes)