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ASCII

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does ASCII mean? 

ASCII (noun)
  The noun ASCII has 1 sense:

1. (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

  Familiarity information: ASCII used as a noun is very rare.


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ASCII (noun)


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Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

American Standard Code for Information Interchange; ASCII

Hypernyms ("ASCII" is a kind of...):

code; computer code ((computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions)

Meronyms (parts of "ASCII"):

ASCII character (any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


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