Meaning of BYTE in English

BYTE

/ baɪt; NAmE / noun

a unit of information stored in a computer, equal to 8 bits . A computer's memory is measured in bytes.

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WORD ORIGIN

1960s: an arbitrary formation based on bit (in its computing sense) and bite .

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