Associations to the word «Byte»


BYTE, noun. (computing) A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word; nearly always eight bits, which can represent an integer from 0 to 255 or a single character of text.
BYTE, noun. (computing) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits
BYTE CODE, noun. (computing) Alternative form of bytecode
BYTE CODES, noun. Plural of byte code
BYTE ORDER MARK, noun. (computing) A character indicating the endianness of a string of text; specifically, the Unicode character U+FEFF ZERO WIDTH NO-BREAK SPACE.

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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