from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A unit of computer memory or data storage capacity equal to 1,048,576 (220) bytes.
- n. One million bytes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One million bytes. SI Symbol: MB
- n. 1,048,576 bytes; a mebibyte. Frequently abbreviated MB.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a unit of information equal to 1024 kibibytes or 2^20 (1,048,576) bytes
- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 kilobytes or 10^6 (1,000,000) bytes
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"People may not know what a megabyte is but they do understand when they get an alert telling them they're about to go over their limit," he said.
Their cost per megabyte is at least triple what it cost for DSL.
They are correctly using the terms megabyte and gigabyte.
While you can stop the credit expiring by purchasing more credit, you can’t buy a large initial bundle and then top up with small amounts effectively, since the rate per megabyte is much higher on the cheaper plans.
Tesler: So the hardware people made it as big as they could in the address space, and then after some testing of the system we determined that half a megabyte was a reasonable compromise of cost and performance.
A kilobyte is 1,000 bytes; a megabyte is a million bytes; a gigabyte, a billion bytes; a terabyte, a trillion; a petabyte, a quadrillion; and an exabyte, a quintillion bytes.
A megabyte is a lot, About the only thing that is justified in its use of more and more memory over the years is media.
The new system, by employing the Ku satellite frequency band, will give Panasonic a fixed yearly expense for transponder rentals; they won't be paying for satellite time by the minute or megabyte, which is how Inmarsat charges its customers.
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It's just a different kind of megabyte being used to measure it now.