Meaning of BYTE in English

BYTE

byte /baɪt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1900-2000 ; Origin: Invented word based on ⇨ ↑ bit 2 (5) and bite ]

a unit for measuring computer information, equal to eight ↑ bit s (=the smallest unit on which information is stored on a computer) :

Each character requires one byte of storage space.

⇨ ↑ gigabyte , ↑ kilobyte , ↑ megabyte , ↑ terabyte

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.