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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A group of computer bits, usually eight, used as a single piece of information.

Usage examples (40)
  • In computer language, a group of eight bits is a byte.
  • Whereas a digital byte is mostly 8 binary digits, a DNA byte (called a codon) has three digits.
  • That byte is much more taxing than a byte coming from an uber-server that is one hop from the backbone.
  • By what might be called a byte-by-byte leadership style. for more
Tutoring comment
  • You can "bite" (cut into with teeth) into a "bite" (morsel or snack) to eat near the "bight" (bend or curve), but only a computer has a "byte" (unit of computer memory).
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