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KBPS

Kilobits per Second
A measure of the number of one thousand bits transferred over a 1 second period.

Kernel

The kernel is the central component of most computer operating systems. Its responsibilities include managing the system's resources (the communication between hardware and software components).

Keyword

A word or phrase entered into a search engine in an effort to get the search engine to return matching and relevant results. Many Web sites offer advertising targeted by keywords, so an ad will only show when a specific keyword is entered.

kHz

Kilohertz
A measure of audio and radio frequency (a thousand cycles per second). The human ear can hear frequencies up to about 20 KHz. There are 1000 KHz in a MHz.

Kilobyte

As a measure of computer memory or storage, a kilobyte (KB or Kbyte*) is approximately a thousand bytes (actually, 2 to the 10th power, or decimal 1,024 bytes).