Meaning of BYTE in English

BYTE

[ bʌɪt ]

■ noun Computing a group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on as a unit.

↘such a group as a unit of memory size.

Origin

1960s: an arbitrary formation based on bit 4 and bite .

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