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gigabyte (GB or gig)


DNA was such a large molecule that each species required ten gigabytes of optical disk space to store details of all the iterations.
Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  an amount of computer memory that holds about 1 billion characters
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gigabyte gig gigabytes GB
Strongly Associated with:   kilobyte (K), megabyte (MB or meg), terabyte (TB)
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More precisely, a gig is 1024 megabytes or 1,073,741,824 bytes.
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  • DNA was such a large molecule that each species required ten gigabytes of optical disk space to store details of all the iterations.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Trawling through gigabytes of data, he found hundreds of references to fairies from nearly every country in the world.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • And if we did shoot a couple of them, they would be on their cell phones with the speed of ten thousand gigabytes, direct to the Arab television station al-Jazeera: BRUTAL US TROOPS GUN DOWN PEACE-LOVING AFGHAN FARMERS US Military Promises SEALs Will Be Charged Well, something like that.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • Unsurprisingly she set her sights on the best available alternative: the new Apple PowerBook G4/1.0 GHz in an aluminium case with a PowerPC 7451 processor with an AltiVec Velocity Engine, 960 MB RAM and a 60 GB hard drive.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • The volume on the hard drive had increased by almost 6.9 gigabytes since her previous visit.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He copied the address into Explorer, hit the Return key, and came to a website somewhere on the Internet that contained the sixteen gigabytes of Ekström’s hard drive.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • Ten-gigabyte file.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Holmberg spent a while going through the computer and found that it held almost five gigabytes, everything from software to letters and downloaded articles and PDF files.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He booted up her PowerBook with the 17-inch screen, 200 GB hard drive, and 1,000 MB of RAM.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Salander burned the contents of Wennerström’s hard drive—about five gigabytes—on to ten CDs, and she felt as if she had more or less moved into Blomkvist’s apartment.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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Associated words [difficulty]:   gigabyte (GB or gig) [8] , megabyte (MB or meg) [7] , terabyte (TB) [9] , megabyte (MB or meg) [7] , terabyte (TB) [9]
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