[gig-uh-bahyt, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌbaɪt, ˈdʒɪg-/
a measure of storage capacity equal to 2 30 (1024) .
(computing) one thousand and twenty-four megabytes See also giga- (sense 2)
1982, from giga- + byte.
2^30 = 1,073,741,824 bytes = 1024 megabytes.
Roughly the amount of data required to encode a human gene sequence (including all the redundant codons).
noun Very much money •Much inflated from megabucks: Silicon Valley, where the winners downloaded giga-bucks (1990s+)
[gig-uh-sahy-kuh l, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌsaɪ kəl, ˈdʒɪg-/ noun 1. one billion . Abbreviation: Gc.
[gig-uh-i-lek-tron, jig-uh-] /ˈgɪg ə ɪˈlɛk trɒn, ˈdʒɪg ə-/ noun 1. one billion . Abbreviation: GeV, Gev.
/ˈɡɪɡəˌflɒp; ˈɡaɪɡəˌflɒp/ noun 1. (computing) a measure of processing speed, consisting of a thousand million floating-point operations a second gigaflop (gĭg’ə-flŏp’) A measure of computing speed equal to one billion floating-point operations per second. gigaflops