Glossary for Geospatial Science

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kilobyte:  A unit of measure equal to 1024 bytes (2 to the 10th power), but loosely used for 1,000 bytes.  So also with its multiples: megabyte (loosely 1,000,000 bytes), gigabyte (loosely 1,000,000,000 bytes) and terabyte (1,000,000,000,000 bytes).  (See also: bit, byte, exabyte, gigabyte, megabyte, petabyte, terabyte, yottabyte, zettabyte.)