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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Computer Science One million bits.
  • n. Computer Science 1,048,576 (220) bits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 106 = 1,000,000 bits or approximately 125,000 bytes (125 kilobytes)
  • n. 220 = 1,048,576 bits

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobits or 10^6 (1,000,000) bits


mega- +‎ bit (Wiktionary)



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