[kil-uh-bahyt] /ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt/

noun, Computers.
1024 (2 10) .
(loosely) 1000 . Symbol: K, KB.
(computing) 1024 bytes Abbreviation KB, kbyte See also kilo- (sense 2)

1970, from kilo- + byte.

(KB) 2^10 = 1024 bytes.
See prefix.


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