megabyte

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search
See also: Megabyte and mégabyte

English[edit]

English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

mega- +‎ byte

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

megabyte (plural megabytes)

  1. One million (106) bytes.
    • 1964, IBM, System/360 System Summary, page 27
      The IBM 2301 Drum Storage (Figure 20) provides random access storage of approximately 4 million bytes at a data rate of 1.2 megabytes per second.
    • 1973, IBM, Reference Manual for IBM 3340/3344 Disk Storage, page 3
      This 70-megabyte [69,889,536 bytes] data module contains fixed heads in addition to the normal access heads.
  2. (computing) 1,048,576 bytes; a mebibyte.
    • 2003, Michael Meyers, Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, page 933
      One megabyte is 1,048,576 bytes. One megahertz, however is a million Hertz.
    • 2004, Kerry Cox & Christopher Gerg, Managing Security with Snort and IDS Tools, page 92
      Defaults to 2 megabytes (2,097,152 bytes).
    • 2006, Eriq Oliver Neale, Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed, page 290
      By default, each log file [...] is exactly 5 megabytes (5,242,880 bytes) in size.

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

References[edit]


Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mega- +‎ byte

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

megabyte m

  1. megabyte

Further reading[edit]

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

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

mega- +‎ byte

Noun[edit]

megabyte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) megabyte

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English megabyte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

megabyte m (plural megabytes)

  1. (computing) megabyte (one million bytes)

Synonyms[edit]

Coordinate terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English megabyte.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /meɡaˈbait/, [me.ɣ̞aˈβ̞ai̯t̪]

Noun[edit]

megabyte m (plural megabytes)

  1. megabyte

Usage notes[edit]

According to Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) prescriptions, unadapted foreign words should be written in italics in a text printed in roman type, and vice versa, and in quotation marks in a manuscript text or when italics are not available. In practice, this RAE prescription is not always followed.

Further reading[edit]