megabyte megabyte  /ˈmɛ ɡə ˌbaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
  2. (n) a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. When you can grab a 4-megabyte file in four minutes, you can be indiscriminate.
  2. Sure, its memory is relatively tiny--one novel adds up to less than a megabyte.
  3. Streaming providers charge by the megabyte, so every person you add costs money.

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  1. "She kvetched about spending all her time filing messages or trying to find them," Page said in a statement. "And when she's not doing that, she has to delete e-mail like crazy to stay under the obligatory four megabyte limit. So she asked,...
    on Apr 1, 2004 By: Larry Page Source: InternetNews.com

  2. "Average consumer prices have also fallen, from €3.62 per megabyte to €2.66 at the end of 2009," the report noted. "The Commission expects operators to pass on savings at wholesale level to consumers as lower retail prices, which it will...
    on Jul 1, 2010 By: Neelie Kroes Source: ZDNet UK

  3. "I would like to have acceptable consumer prices on SMS that are linked to the national prices and......a strong reduction on wholesale prices on data roaming per megabyte," Reding said.
    on Feb 14, 2008 By: Viviane Reding Source: ZDNet

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