In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1kilobyte masculinekiloocteto masculine
- By convention, when we say, for example, that a PC has 640K of memory, we mean 640 kilobytes, or 655,536 bytes of RAM.
- We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.
- We used a folder with 893MB of mixed data, with file lengths varying from a few kilobytes to tens of megabytes - 1470 files in all, some in the root directory, some in folders.
- There are 8 bits in a byte, 1024 bytes in a kilobyte, and 1024 kilobytes in a megabyte.
- The €50 package offers an upload speed of 256 kilobytes per second and a download speed of 1500 Kbps.
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