Definitions for bytebaɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a group of adjacent bits, usu. eight, processed by a computer as a unit.
Origin of byte:
1959; orig. uncert.
a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a unit of computer information or storage
A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word; nearly always eight bits, which can represent an integer from 0 to 255 or a single character of text.
A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits
The word u201Chellou201D fits into five bytes of ASCII code.
Origin: Expansion of bit, coined by Dr. Werner Buchholz in July 1956, during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[techspeak] A unit of memory or data equal to the amount used to represent one character; on modern architectures this is invariably 8 bits. Some older architectures used byte for quantities of 6, 7, or (especially) 9 bits, and the PDP-10 supported bytes that were actually bitfields of 1 to 36 bits! These usages are now obsolete, killed off by universal adoption of power-of-2 word sizes.Historical note: The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer; originally it was described as 1 to 6 bits (typical I/O equipment of the period used 6-bit chunks of information). The move to an 8-bit byte happened in late 1956, and this size was later adopted and promulgated as a standard by the System/360. The word was coined by mutating the word ‘bite’ so it would not be accidentally misspelled as bit. See also nybble.
Translations for byte
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a unit of memory in a computer equal to eight bits.
- بايْت (كومبيوتر)Arabic
- bytePortuguese (BR)
- μπάιτ, μονάδα μέτρησης μνήμης υπολογιστήGreek
- byte, octetoSpanish
- बाइट, इकाईHindi
- bajt, memorijska jedinicaCroatian
- byte (számítástechnikában)Hungarian
- 바이트(컴퓨터에서 정보 전달 단위)Korean
- bitgruppe, byteNorwegian
- jednotka pamäte počítačaSlovak
- ไบต์ (หน่วยเก็บข้อมูลในคอมพิวเตอร์ 1 ไบต์เท่ากับ 8 บิต)Thai
- bayt, sekizliTurkish
- 位元組Chinese (Trad.)
- کمپیوٹر میں یاد داشت کی سب سے چھوٹی اکائیUrdu
- đơn vị bai của máy vi tínhVietnamese
- 字节Chinese (Simp.)
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