kilobyte

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English[edit]

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Coined in the 1960s, from kilo- (thousand) +‎ byte.

Noun[edit]

kilobyte (plural kilobytes)

  1. (computing, especially networking) 1000 (103) bytes. SI Symbol: kB
    • 1969, Harold R. Dell, HIGH-DENSITY PERMANENT DATA STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM[1], 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.
  2. (computing, especially RAM) A unit of storage capacity, equal to 1024 (210) bytes : a kibibyte. Frequently abbreviated KB.
    • 1969, Hisashi Horikoshi, MEMORY CONTROL SYSTEM[2], 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.

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Etymology[edit]

kilo- +‎ byte

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kilobyte m

  1. kilobyte

Further reading[edit]

  • kilobyte in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • byte in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From kilo- +‎ byte.

Noun[edit]

kilobyte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) kilobyte

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English kilobyte.

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kilobyte m (plural kilobytes)

  1. (computing) kilobyte (one thousand bytes)

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  • Abbreviations: KB, kB

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