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Internet lingo

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symbol & abbreviation

kB : see  kilobyte

computing & web

kilobyte (abbreviated kB): a unit of information or computer storage equal to either 1024 or 1000 bytes; the term kilobyte was first coined for a value of 1024 bytes (210), because 210 is roughly one thousand and its power of two made it convenient for use in computing; however, the SI prefix kilo (k) implies factor of 1000 and it is used when expressing quantities commonly stated as power of 10, e.g. bit rate, clock speed, and bus bandwidth;




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