EBCDIC


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EBCDIC

 (ĕb′sē-dĭk)
n. Computers
A standard code that uses 8 bits to represent each of up to 256 alphanumeric characters.

[E(xtended) B(inary) C(oded) D(ecimal) I(nterchange) C(ode).]

EBCDIC

(ˈɛbsɪˌdɪk)
n acronym for
(Computer Science) extended binary-coded decimal-interchange code: a computer code for representing alphanumeric characters
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