a city on S Honshu, in central Japan.
a city in Japan, on central Honshu: hot springs, textile and paper lantern manufacturing. Pop: 401 269 (2002 est)
[gig] /gɪg/ noun 1. a light, two-wheeled one-horse carriage. 2. Nautical. 3. something that whirls. 4. Also called gig mill. a roller containing teasels, used for raising nap on a fabric. 5. Obsolete. (def 5). verb (used without object), gigged, gigging. 6. to ride in a gig. 7. to raise the nap on (a fabric). […]
1. a combining form meaning “billion,” used in the formation of compound words: gigabyte. /ˈɡɪɡə; ˈɡaɪɡə/ combining form 1. denoting 109: gigavolt, G 2. (in computer technology) denoting 230: gigabyte arbitrary word-forming element meaning “billion” in the metric system, 1947, from Greek gigas “giant” (see giant). giga- pref. One billion (109): gigahertz. giga- prefix
- Gigabits per second
unit (Gbps) A unit of information transfer rate equal to one billion bits per second. Note that, while a gigabit is defined as a power of two (2^30 bits), a gigabit per second is defined as a power of ten (10^9 bits per second, which is slightly less) than 2^30). (2004-02-10)
[gig-uh-bahyt, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌbaɪt, ˈdʒɪg-/ noun, Computers. 1. a measure of storage capacity equal to 2 30 (1024) . /ˈɡɪɡəˌbaɪt; ˈɡaɪɡəˌbaɪt/ noun 1. (computing) one thousand and twenty-four megabytes See also giga- (sense 2) n. 1982, from giga- + byte. gigabyte (gĭg’ə-bīt’) unit 2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes. Roughly the amount of data […]