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  1. bits(Noun)


The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. bits

    1. Information. Examples: “I need some bits about file formats.” (“I need to know about file formats.”) Compare core dump, sense 4. 2. Machine-readable representation of a document, specifically as contrasted with paper: “I have only a photocopy of the Jargon File; does anyone know where I can get the bits?”. See softcopy, source of all good bits See also bit.

Editors Contribution

  1. bits

    Plural form of bit.

    A bit is a piece of data information and is measured in bits.

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  1. BITS

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bits' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4027

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bits' in Written Corpus Frequency: #737


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bits in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bits in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred Hitchcock:

    Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    My poor head is in such a whirl, my mind is all in bits.

  3. Sir Arthur Eddington:

    We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.

  4. Carl Sagan:

    All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

  5. Tom Connolly:

    There were so few people on the landscape at that time, it's challenging to find little bits and pieces of evidence, each of those little bits and pieces matters an awful lot.

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