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kilobit (plural kilobits)
- (computing) 1000 bits
1960, Sproul Robert W, Frequency diversity communications system, US Patent US3214691 A:
- At a 100 kilobit per second information rate, both mark and space signals will generally be transmitted in any 0.0001 sec interval, and therefore this requirement is easily met with conventional resistors and capacitors.
- (rarely) 1024 (210) bits