bit field

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Noun1.bit field - a field containing only binary characters
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
field - (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
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Additional hardware modifications are needed to produce the flag bit within the prefix tree architecture.
American flag bit the dust: As the Apollo 11 astronauts blasted off from the moon, flying dust and debris toppled the first American flag planted on the moon.
In our storage scheme, a leaf node contains a flag bit (set to one, distinguishing between internal nodes and leaves), the length of the corresponding dictionary entry, and the entry itself.