Meaning of BYTE in English
A byte is a set of bits that represent a single character in the computer's memory. Do not confuse this with "bite", which means something totally different. There are 8 bits in a byte. Bytes are typically used to measure hard disk storage and computer memory (megabytes, gigabytes, etc.) Abbreviation: "B".
English glossary of computer and Internet terms. Английский глоссарий компьютерных и Интернет терминов. 2012