Meaning of BYTE in English



Pronunciation: ' b ī t

Function: noun

Etymology: perhaps alteration of 2 bite

Date: 1962

: a unit of computer information or data-storage capacity that consists of a group of eight bits and that is used especially to represent an alphanumeric character ― compare WORD 2c

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.