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.”