### Bit

The smallest piece of data which a computer can process. It can only be two states (0 or 1), also known as 'on' or 'off'

### bit

Binary digit, amount of information associated with a choice between two equally likely outcomes. In physical units, log 2 = 0.693... units of information.

### Bit

Abbreviation for Binary Digit. A bit can only show two different conditions (or states). These are normally named 0 and 1 or 0 and L.

### Bit

A drilling bit. Those chiefly in use are the steel roller-cutter, which drills by crushing or pulverizing. The diamond-insert bit (A very hard material) penetrates by scratching or abrading the rock. In conjunction with a core barrel there is also the annular diamond-insert core bit, for cutting and retrieving rock samples.

### BIT

Binary Digit

### Bit

An abbreviation for 'binary digit'. A single element (0 or 1) in a binary number

Bit is slang for activity or subject.

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Spanish pieces of eight were physically cut into eight pieces with each piece as one bit. The quarter dollar is sometimes referred to as two bits, so that an eighth of a dollar would be one bit or 12 and one-half cents.

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A popular term for the Spanish-American 1real piece (also Danish West Indies and other neighboring islands) which formerly circulated in the United States. More often used in the plural, as two bits (25 cents) or four bits (50 cents). A bit is 12-1/2 cents.

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The smallest unit of information; the answer to a yes/no question; the outcome of a coin toss; a 0 or a 1.

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Binary digit,

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A contraction of BInary digiT. Elementary digital information that can only be 0 or 1. The smallest part of information in a binary notation system. A bit is a single 1 or 0. In computer terms, a group of 4 bits is a nibble, 8 bits is a byte and 16 bits a word.

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In computer and digital terminology a bit is the smallest unit of data. It is expressed in binary notation so that it is either 0 or 1 - basically an 'off' or an 'on' switch. The word 'bit' is an amalgam of 'binary' and 'digit'.

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*adj]* - injured by bites or stings 2. [n] - a unit of measurement of information (from Binary + digIT) 3. [n] - a small fragment of something broken off from the whole 4. [n] - piece of metal held in horse`s mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding 5. [n] - the cutting part of a drill

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An electroplated copper tip which melts the solder and forms the joint.

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The smallest unit of digital information representing a single '0' or 1.

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Represents the binary code (0 or 1) with which digital computers work.

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(US Currency and Slang) - 12Â½ cents. Possibly because an early Spanish peso coins could be divided into eight real pieces. (ie. The 'Pieces of eight' beloved by pirates and buccaneers.)

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(Digital cameras and photo printers) Binary digit. The smallest digital unit that can show only two states, 0 or 1. 8 bits produce one byte.

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(NETWORK GLOSSARY) Smallest unit of information recognised by a computer and its associated equipment.

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A binary digit that can take either the value 0 or 1. A bit is the smallest unit of information that a computer can process. Bits are often used to measure transfer speeds. This can be noted in bits per second (bps).

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(Binary DigIT) -- The units -- 0 or 1 -- used in the binary numbering system.

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Otherwise known as 'Binary Digit,â€? it is a unit of digital information. A bit represents either an 'on' of 'off' value represented by a â€œ0â€? or â€œ1.â€? A bit is 1/8th of a byte

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binary digit - a bit is the smallest unit of binary data - it has two values, 0 and 1 - a group of 8 bits of data (referred to as a byte) could be used to represent a single character using, most commonly, the ASCII code or it could represent (part of) an instruction that the computer would execute at some stage or it could represent (part of) a nu...

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A single digit in the binary system, the smallest unit of computer information.

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