byte
Pronunciation Noun

byte (plural bytes)

  1. (computing) A short sequence of bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word.
  2. (computing, most commonly) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits, which can represent any of 256 distinct values.
    Synonyms: B, octet
    The word “hello” fits into five bytes of ASCII code.
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