Full name: kilobit
Plural form: kilobits
Alternate spelling: kbit
Category type: computer data storage
Scale factor: 128
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A kilobit is an expression of grouped bits meaning 1,000 (103) bits. Use of the term to denote a kibibit is deprecated and contrary to international standard. However, most people have requested the more common usage, so the non-SI version is used on this site. In this case, kilobit is equivalent to kibibit, which is 210 bits.