binary-coded decimal


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binary-coded decimal

n
(Computer Science) a number in binary code written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the corresponding decimal number. Abbreviation: BCD
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Is the invention in actuality only a mathematical algorithm, such as a computer program designed to convert binary-coded decimal numbers into binary numbers?
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