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Byte appears in the following tongue twister:

  • To put a pipe in byte mode, type PIPE_TYPE_BYTE.
    (from the Visual C++ help file)

Byte appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Cigar to set a frat society ban, if in a byte I co-star: fate so tragic.
  • One life disc is a byte fastener a web deity tied… beware, Net safety basics I defile, no?
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Definition of the noun byte

What does byte mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: bytes

  1. a sequence of 8 bits (enough to represent one character of alphanumeric data) processed as a single unit of information
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: computer memory unit = a unit for measuring computer memory
    • part of: word = a string of bits stored in computer memory
    • parts:

Specialised definition of the noun byte

Glossary of electronics

a grouping of 8 binary bits


  1. Byte magazine was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines from the mid-1980s had been dedicated to the MS-DOS platform or the Mac, mostly from a business or home user's perspective, Byte covered developments in the entire field of "small computers and software", and sometimes other computing fields such as supercomputers and high-reliability computing. Coverage was in-depth with much technical detail, rather than user-oriented. Print publication ceased in 1998 and online publication in 2013.
  2. The Byte is a small one-design sailing dinghy sailed by one person. It is was designed by Canadian Ian Bruce, who also commissioned and marketed the Laser.
  3. Byte [Computer Superstores Ltd] was a retail venture of Specialist Computer Holdings Ltd in the United Kingdom which from 1993 sold primarily computer hardware, software and accessories in large stores on retail parks,. The company was acquired by PC World in 1998 who re-branded or closed each store - leaving the Byte name to no longer exist.

Phrases with Byte

  1. Most Significant Byte
  2. Least Significant Byte

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Byte

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Google previewExecution Support Environment (1994)

by Teodor Rus, Daniela Rus

The byte: A byte is a memory access element that can accommodate an information unit chosen to store the numerical value associated with ...

Google previewBeginning Android ADK with Arduino (2012)

by Mario Böhmer

The first byte is the command type. It defines what kind of message is transmitted. The commands used in the demokit application are command types for servos, LEDs, the temperature sensor, and many others. The second byte is the actual ...

Google previewSystem Software and Software Systems (1994)

Concepts and Methodology by Teodor Rus, Dana Rus

The byte: A byte is a memory access element that can accommodate an information unit chosen to store the numerical value...

Google previewVideo Demystified (2011)

A Handbook for the Digital Engineer by Keith Jack

The first byte is a nondisplay control byte with a range of 0x10 ...

Google previewC Programming for Arduino (2013)

by Julien Bayle

The first byte is the number (ID) of the switch that is pushed/released; here, it is not a variable because we have one and only one switch, so it is an integer 0. The second byte is the switch state. We just saw here a nice design pattern involving ...

Google previewU-M Computing News (1988)

The fourth byte is the EOX (end of exclusive) command, after which other synthesizers not made by Roland can again pay attention to the bit stream. If a piece of micro software is to import a patch from a particular manufacturer's synthesizer as ...

Google previewThe Electronic Adventures of Diga Byte (2008)

Wrong Turn, the First of His Adventures by Meredith Mammano

Diga Byte is a small chubby worm who lives in a family's computer.

Google previewMaking Sense of Tantric Buddhism (2012)

History, Semiology, and Transgression in the Indian Traditions by Christian K Wedemeyer

For instance, byte is a technical term in computer science referring typically to eight units of digital information. Bit, however, is a term of art, referring to one such unit in the context of computing, yet its primary meaning is more general— simply, ...

Google previewVulnerability Analysis and Defense for the Internet (2008)

by Abhishek Singh

Following the length byte is a 4- byte subnet mask value. 5.3. Conclusion. DHCP and DNS protocols are very important protocols. DNS protocol is prone to ...

Google previewModern Dictionary of Electronics (1999)

by Rudolf F. Graf

byte— l. A single group of bits processed together (in parallel), usually,r 8 hits. 2.

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering, Second Edition (2005)

by Philip A. Laplante

byte in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientific Units (2012)

Including dimensionless numbers and scales by H. G. Jerrard

Byte The minimum amount of storage required by a computer to store an alphanumeric character or other special characters (e.g. space, question mark, plus sign etc.). Each character has a unique combination of 0 and 1 bits making 8 bits in ...

Google previewFocal Illustrated Dictionary of Telecommunications (2013)

by Xerxes Mazda, Fraidoon Mazda

ZBTSI: Zero Byte Time Slot Interchange. zenith: A point on the line from the Earth's centre directly above the observer's head. It is farther from the centre than the observer. One of the two poles of the horizon, the other being the nadir. zero bit ...

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Scrabble value of B3Y4T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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