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Kilobits per second

(kbps, kb/s) A unit of data rate where 1 kb/s = 1000 bits per second. This contrasts with units of storage where 1 Kb = 1024 bits (note upper case K).


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  • Kilobyte

    [kil-uh-bahyt] /ˈkɪl əˌbaɪt/ noun, Computers. 1. 1024 (2 10) . 2. (loosely) 1000 . Symbol: K, KB. /ˈkɪləˌbaɪt/ noun 1. (computing) 1024 bytes Abbreviation KB, kbyte See also kilo- (sense 2) n. 1970, from kilo- + byte. kilobyte (kĭl’ə-bīt’) unit (KB) 2^10 = 1024 bytes. See prefix. (1995-09-29)

  • Kilocalorie

    [kil-uh-kal-uh-ree] /ˈkɪl əˌkæl ə ri/ noun, Thermodynamics. 1. one thousand small . Abbreviation: kcal. Also called Calorie, kilogram calorie, large calorie. Compare (def 1a). /ˈkɪləʊˌkælərɪ/ noun 1. another name for Calorie kilocalorie kil·o·cal·o·rie (kĭl’ə-kāl’ə-rē) n. Abbr. kcal See calorie. kilocalorie (kĭl’ə-kāl’ə-rē) See calorie.

  • Kilo connection

    noun phrase A wholesale narcotics dealer who dilutes the pure drug by about 50 percent (1960s+ Narcotics)

  • Kilocurie

    [kil-uh-kyoo r-ee, -kyoo-ree] /ˈkɪl əˌkyʊər i, -kyʊˌri/ noun 1. a unit of radioactivity, equal to 1000 . Abbreviation: kCi, kc.

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