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byte

adjacent bits processed by a computer
Not to be confused with:
bight – part of a rope; bend in the shore; gulf
bite – cut or wound with the teeth: Does your dog bite?

byte

 (bīt)
n.
1. A unit of data equal to eight bits. Computer memory is often expressed in megabytes or gigabytes.
2. A set of bits constituting the smallest unit of addressable memory in a given computer, typically eight bits.

[Alteration and blend of bit and bite.]

byte

(baɪt)
n
1. (Communications & Information) a group of bits, usually eight, processed as a single unit of data
2. (Communications & Information) the storage space in a memory or other storage device that is allocated to such a group of bits
3. (Linguistics) a subdivision of a word
[C20: probably a blend of bit4 + bite]

byte

(baɪt)
n.
a group of adjacent bits, usu. eight, processed by a computer as a unit.
[1959; orig. uncertain]

byte

(bīt)
A sequence of adjacent bits operated on as a unit by a computer. A byte usually consists of eight bits. Amounts of computer memory are often expressed in terms of megabytes (1,048,576 bytes) or gigabytes (1,073,741,824 bytes).
Usage The word bit is short for binary digit. A bit consists of one of two values, usually 0 or 1. Computers use bits because their system of counting is based on two options: switches on a microchip that are either on or off. Thus, a computer counts to seven in bits as follows: 0, 1, 10 [2], 11 [3], 100 [4], 101 [5], 110 [6], 111 [7]. Notice that the higher you count, the more adjacent bits you need to represent the number. For example, it requires two adjacent bits to count from 0 to 3, and it takes three adjacent bits to count from 0 to 7. A sequence of bits can represent not just numbers, but other kinds of data, such as the letters and symbols on a keyboard. The sequence of 0s and 1s that make up data are usually counted in groups of 8, and these groups of 8 bits are called bytes. The word byte is short for binary digit eight. To transmit one keystroke on a typical keyboard requires one byte of information (or 8 bits). To transmit the three-letter word the requires three bytes of information (or 24 bits).

byte

A unit of eight bits. Computer memories are measured in terms of thousands of bytes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.byte - a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
computer memory unit - a unit for measuring computer memory
bit - a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
nibble, nybble - a small byte
word - a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory; "large computers use words up to 64 bits long"
Translations
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byte

[baɪt] N (Comput) → byte m, octeto m

byte

[ˈbaɪt] noctet m

byte

n (Comput) → Byte nt

byte

[baɪt] n (Comput) → byte m inv

byte

(bait) noun
a unit of memory in a computer equal to eight bits.
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