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Word of the Day – Exabyte

By July 23, 2021Word of the Day

Exabyte (noun)


(computing) A unit of information equal to one quintillion (10¹⁸) or, strictly, 2⁶⁰ bytes.

Example sentences

“The Internet handles several exabytes of data every hour.”

Word of the Day – Pasalubong

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Word of the Day – Ikat

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Word of the Day – Monolith

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Word of the Day – Crypt

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Word of the Day – Marabout

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Word of the Day – Trilithon

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Word of the Day – Exoglossic

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Word of the Day – Wastrel

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Wastrel (noun) way-st-rel A wasteful or good-for-nothing person. Late 16th century (denoting a strip of waste land): from the verb waste+ -rel. (more…)

Word of the Day – Thither

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