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geop- +‎ byte (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)



geopbyte (plural geopbytes)

  1. (computing, informal) 1030 bytes; a thousand brontobytes
    • 2015, Jenny Dearborn, Data Driven, page 41:
      Any substantial company that doesn't take advantage of its own geopbytes of available data is in danger of eventual extinction.
    • 2015, Patricia Sengstack, Charles Boicey, Mastering Informatics: A Healthcare Handbook for Success, page 18:
      Chapter 16, “Healthcare Analytics”: Covering data analytics/big data/population management; effectively managing the geopbytes of data out there lurking in our electronic records []
    • 2023, How Big is a Geopbyte?[1], YouTube:
      You cannot wrap your head around how big a geopbyte is.

Usage notes


Geop- is not a standard prefix in the metric International System of Units.