Meaning of megabyte in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɛɡəbʌɪt/

Translate megabyte into Spanish


(also MB)
  • A unit of information equal to one million or, strictly, 1,048,576 bytes.

    ‘We used to measure data in terms of kilobytes and megabytes; now gigabytes and terabytes are the terms commonly discussed.’
    • ‘Here is a quick explanation of bytes, megabytes, and so on, and some estimates of the storage requirements of various sorts of information.’
    • ‘The software requires only five megabytes of hard disk space and 16 megabytes of random access memory (Ram).’
    • ‘I've been writing for years about how the price of hard drives has tumbled down to a penny a megabyte and here I was paying almost 20 cents a megabyte!’
    • ‘The Editor's Internet service provider will not process files larger than two megabytes.’