Definitions for Nibbleˈnɪb əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nybble, nibble(noun)

    a small byte

  2. nibble(verb)

    gentle biting

  3. nibble(verb)

    bite off very small pieces

    "She nibbled on her cracker"

  4. nibble(verb)

    bite gently

    "The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"

  5. nibble, pick, piece(verb)

    eat intermittently; take small bites of

    "He pieced at the sandwich all morning"; "She never eats a full meal--she just nibbles"

GCIDE

  1. nibble(n.)

    Hence: (Fig.) An expression of interest, often tentative, as at the beginning of a sale or negotiation process.

Wiktionary

  1. nibble(Noun)

    A unit of memory equal to half a byte, or four bits.

  2. Origin: Perhaps from nibbeln.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nibble(verb)

    to bite by little at a time; to seize gently with the mouth; to eat slowly or in small bits

  2. Nibble(verb)

    to bite upon something gently or cautiously; to eat a little of a thing, as by taking small bits cautiously; as, fishes nibble at the bait

  3. Nibble(noun)

    a small or cautious bite

  4. Origin: [Cf. Nip.]

Freebase

  1. Nibble

    In computing, a nibble is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet. As a nibble contains 4 bits, there are sixteen possible values, so a nibble corresponds to a single hexadecimal digit. A full byte is represented by two hexadecimal digits; therefore, it is common to display a byte of information as two nibbles. The nibble is often called a "semioctet" or a "quartet" in a networking or telecommunication context. Sometimes the set of all 256 byte values is represented as a table 16×16, which gives easily readable hexadecimal codes for each value.


Translations for Nibble

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  • okusovat, ohlodávat, hlodatCzech
  • Nibble, knabbernGerman
  • περιτρώγω, μεζεδάκια, τσιμπολόγημα, ημιψηφιόλεξη, μεζέδες, ροκανίζω, τσιμπολογώGreek
  • comiscar, comisquear, picotearSpanish
  • naksu, näykkäistä, näykkäisy, puolitavu, näykkiäFinnish
  • quartet, semioctet, tétrade, nibble, grignoterFrench
  • criomScottish Gaelic
  • falat, majszolHungarian
  • կրծելArmenian
  • rosicare, mordicchiare, boccone, unità di 4 bit, morso, semibyte, morsetto, bocconcino, stuzzichino, rosicchiareItalian
  • ニブルJapanese
  • knibinātLatvian
  • tongi, kōhonihoni, kai whakapītaitaiMāori
  • knabbelen, nibbleDutch
  • mordiscar, mordisco, beliscadaPortuguese
  • грызть, ниббл, полубайтRussian

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