A metric prefix denoting 1,000 (one thousand, or 103) units. In computing, kilo- refers to 210, and one kilobyte (KB) of storage is approximately equal to one thousand bytes of data (actually 1,024 bytes). See Metric Prefix. See also Mega-, Giga-, Tera-, Peta-, and Exa-. Kilo- is usually abbreviated k or K (when referring to computer-related quantities).