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kilobyte (KB)

The designation kilobyte (KB) is mainly used in memory technology or referred to a time unit for the transmission of characters per second (KB/s). Since the byte refers to a power of two, 1 KB corresponds to a storage capacity of 2exp10 bytes and thus deviates from the decimal number 10exp3, for the prefix kilo. The exact value for 1 KB is 1,024 bytes.

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Englisch: kilobyte - KB
Updated at: 28.09.2004
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