Associations to the word «Bit»

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BIT, noun. ​ A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to reins to direct the animal.
BIT, noun. A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.
BIT, noun. (dated) (British) A coin of a specified value. (Also formerly used for a nine-pence coin in the British Caribbean, and a fourpenny piece, or groat, in the British West Indies.)
BIT, noun. (US) An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents. (When this term first came into use, the Spanish 8 reales coin was widely used as a dollar equivalent, and thus the 1 real coin was equivalent to 12.5 cents.)
BIT, noun. (historical) (US) In the southern and southwestern states, a small silver coin (such as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12½ cents; also, the sum of 12½ cents.
BIT, noun. A small amount of something.
BIT, noun. (informal) Specifically, a small amount of time.
BIT, noun. A portion of something.
BIT, noun. Somewhat; something, but not very great; also used like jot and whit to express the smallest degree.
BIT, noun. (slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
BIT, noun. An excerpt of material making up part of a show, comedy routine, etc.
BIT, noun. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
BIT, noun. The cutting iron of a plane.
BIT, adverb. To a small extent; in a small amount (usually with "a").
BIT, verb. (transitive) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of (a horse).
BIT, verb. Simple past tense of bite
BIT, verb. (informal) (UK in US) (archaic in ) past participle of bite, bitten
BIT, adjective. (colloquial) bitten.
BIT, adjective. (only in combination) Having been bitten.
BIT, noun. (mathematics) (computing) A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
BIT, noun. (computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
BIT, noun. (information theory) (cryptography) Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
BIT, noun. (information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.
BIT, noun. A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).
BIT BUCKET, noun. (informal) (computing) (singulare tantum) The supposed place where bits go when they fall of the end of a register during a shift operation; the great Recycle Bin in the sky; used to describe lost or missing information
BIT BY BIT, adverb. A small amount at a time
BIT DECAY, noun. (computing) Bit rot: the putative tendency of content in storage to become corrupt over time.
BIT DECAY, noun. (computing) Bit rot: the tendency of software in storage to develop bugs over time due to minor incompatibilities with newer operating environments.
BIT DEPTH, noun. (computer graphics) The number of bits (binary digits) used to represent the colour of a single pixel.
BIT INTERVAL, noun. (telecommunications) (computing) The time required to send one signal bit.
BIT INTERVALS, noun. Plural of bit interval
BIT LIFTER, noun. Piece of horse tack that lifts (raises) a bit in the horse's mouth
BIT LIFTERS, noun. Plural of bit lifter
BIT MAP, noun. Alternative spelling of bitmap
BIT MAPS, noun. Plural of bit map
BIT NIBBLER, noun. (computing) A computer program that defeats some copy protection schemes by reading a disk one bit at a time, and directly interacting with the disk drive hardware.
BIT OF ALL RIGHT, noun. Alternative spelling of bit of alright
BIT OF ALRIGHT, noun. (chiefly British) (Australian) (singulare tantum) an attractive or sexy person.
BIT OF CRUMPET, noun. (slang) A very sexually desirable woman.
BIT OF ROUGH, noun. (informal) a sexual partner (typically male) of a lower social class
BIT OF SKIRT, noun. (slang) (offensive) A woman, when regarded as a sexual object.
BIT ON THE SIDE, noun. (idiomatic) (British) (NZ) A secondary lover, a mistress.
BIT PART, noun. (acting) A minor role, generally not assigned a name.
BIT PARTS, noun. Plural of bit part
BIT PLANE, noun. Alternative spelling of bitplane
BIT PLANES, noun. Plural of bit plane
BIT PLAYER, noun. (theater) (film) An actor who has a minor role in a production.
BIT PLAYER, noun. (figuratively) An insignificant or unimportant person (in a particular situation).
BIT RATE, noun. (telecommunications) (computing) The transmission rate of binary symbols (‘0’ and ‘1’), equal to the total number of bits transmitted in one second sent or received across a network or communications channel, abbreviated as bps (bits per second), a measure of data transmission speed.
BIT RATES, noun. Plural of bit rate
BIT ROT, noun. (computing) The putative tendency of content in storage to become corrupt over time.
BIT ROT, noun. (computing) The tendency of software in storage to develop bugs over time due to minor incompatibilities with newer operating environments.
BIT SHIFT, noun. (computing) A bitwise operation in which the bits in a value are shifted left or right.
BIT SHIFTS, noun. Plural of bit shift
BIT THE BULLET, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of bite the bullet
BIT THE DUST, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of bite the dust

Dictionary definition

BIT, noun. A small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind".
BIT, noun. A small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye".
BIT, noun. An indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit".
BIT, noun. An instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck".
BIT, noun. Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit".
BIT, noun. 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".
BIT, noun. A small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread".
BIT, noun. A small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation".
BIT, noun. A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did".
BIT, noun. The part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers.
BIT, noun. The cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit".

Wise words

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