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megabit

[′meg·ə‚bit]
(computer science)
A unit of information content equal to 1,048,576 (1024 × 1024) bits. Abbreviated Mbit.
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megabit

One million bits. Also Mb, Mbit and M-bit. See mega, space/time and never say.
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