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English

Etymology

Expansion of bit, coined by Dr. Werner Buchholz in July 1956, during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer.[1][2][3]

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Noun

Singular
byte

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byte ({{{1}}})
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  1. A sequence of adjacent bits, almost always eight, operated on as a unit by a computer; can represent an integer from 0 to 255, a pair of hexadecimal digits each from 0 to F, a pair of packed decimal digits each from 0 to 9, a packed decimal digit and a sign or a single character
    The word “hello” fits into 5 bytes of ASCII code.

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Swedish

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Noun

byte
Inflection for byte (1, 2) Singular Plural
neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte bytet byten bytena
Genitive bytes bytets bytens bytenas
Inflection for byte (3) Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte byten byte byten
Genitive bytes bytens bytes bytens
  1. n., ˈbyːtɛ: A trading; exchange; change
  2. n., ˈbyːtɛ: plunder; loot
  3. c., bajt, baɪt: byte

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