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BYTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does byte mean? 

BYTE (noun)
  The noun BYTE has 1 sense:

1. a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

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


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BYTE (noun)


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Meaning:

A sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

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

computer memory unit (a unit for measuring computer memory)

Meronyms (parts of "byte"):

bit (a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states)

nibble; nybble (a small byte)

Holonyms ("byte" is a part of...):

word (a word is a string of bits stored in computer memory)


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