Meaning of BYTE in English

BYTE

/buyt/ , n. Computers.

1. adjacent bits, usually eight, processed by a computer as a unit.

2. the combination of bits used to represent a particular letter, number, or special character.

[ 1959; orig. uncert. ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .