1. gigabit

noun. a unit of information equal to 1000 megabits or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bits.


  • Gbit
  • Tb
  • computer memory unit
  • megabit
  • Mb
  • Tbit
  • terabit
  • Gb


  • bit (English)
  • giga- (English)

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Sentences with gigabit

1. Adjective
Although the Satellite L505D-S5983 doesn't support gigabit Ethernet connections, its support for 10- or 100-megabit connections is more than fast enough for most printing applications.

2. Noun, singular or mass
If it's sharply below the 1,000 megabit/1 gigabit level, the cable is too long, and you're not getting the performance you should.