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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Nearly all computer applications, whether they run on micro-, mini-or mainframe computers, can both read and write files saved in formats using either American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), spreadsheet (which is usually Lotus 1-2-3) or dBASE database formats.
ASCII -- American Standard Code for Information Interchange
The most commonly used format for this data is the mapping of bytes to specific characters as represented by the American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) whereby specific combinations of 1s and 0s are simply interpreted as specific text and numbers.

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