Meaning – The term gigabit, refers to the unit of storage in a computer. It is the subunit of the unit ‘bit’ and is defined in the International System of Units (SI) as a multiplier of 10^9.
Mathematically speaking, one gigabit is equal to 1000000000bits. The unit symbol for gigabit is Gbit or Gb.
The gigabit is closely related to the gibibit, a unit multiple derived from the binary prefix gibi (symbol Gi) of the same order of magnitude which is equal to 1073741824 bits.
Example of usage – “While studying computer storage fundamentals, she had to study about the various units of computer storage, one of which, was gigabit.”