American Standard Code for Information Interchange

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n.
a standardized code in which characters are represented for computer storage and transmission by the numbers 0 through 127.
[1960–65; A(merican) S(tandard) C(ode for) I(nformation) I(nterchange)]
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Noun1.American Standard Code for Information Interchange - (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companiesAmerican Standard Code for Information Interchange - (computer science) a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character; used in most microcomputers
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer code, code - (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
ASCII character - any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
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