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  1. Gray code(Noun)

    A binary coding system in which successive values differ in just one digit position.

  2. Origin: Named after Bell Labs researcher Frank Gray who invented this coding in 1953.

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  1. Gray code

    The reflected binary code, also known as Gray code after Frank Gray, is a binary numeral system where two successive values differ in only one bit. It is a non-weighted code. The reflected binary code was originally designed to prevent spurious output from electromechanical switches. Today, Gray codes are widely used to facilitate error correction in digital communications such as digital terrestrial television and some cable TV systems.

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