In decimal systems, the prefix mega means one million, but in binary systems, mega stands for 2 to the 20th power, or 1,048,576. One megabyte, therefore, is either 1,000,000 or 1,048,576 bytes (this is equivalent to 1,024K), depending on the context.
(1) When used to describe data storage, 1,024 kilobits. (2) When used to described data transfer rates, it refers to one million bits. Networks are often measured in megabits per second, abbreviated as Mbps.
One million pixels. The term is used in reference to the resolution of a graphics device, such as a scanner, digital camera or monitor.
- member server
As defined by Microsoft, in Active Directory server roles, computers that function as servers within a domain can have one of two roles: member server or domain controller. A member server is a computer that runs an operating system in the Windows 2000 Server family or the Windows Server 2003 family, belongs to a domain, […]
- membrane keyboard
A type of keyboard in which the keys are covered by a transparent, plastic shell. The keys have very little movement, but are sensitive to pressure applied on them. The advantage of membrane keyboards is that the covering protects the components from dirt, but it is difficult to type accurately and quickly.
- memory address
A number that is assigned to each byte in a computer��s memory that the CPU uses to track where data and instructions are stored in RAM. Each byte is assigned a memory address whether or not it is being used to store data. The computer��s CPU uses the address bus to communicate which memory address […]