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byte

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
bytebyte /baɪt/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 TDa unit for measuring computer information, equal to eight bits (=the smallest unit on which information is stored on a computer) 🔊 Each character requires one byte of storage space. gigabyte, kilobyte, megabyte, terabyte
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byteSimple arithmetic quickly tells us that this is equivalent to an average data transfer of 150,000 bytes per second.A typical microcomputer will have 48K or 64K of memory i.e. 48 or 64 Kilobytes or 48,000 bytes.It is not necessary to copy all 2048 bytes.You should enter an approximate time for this media unit to transfer a 512 byte block of data.The first byte is set to the least significant byte of the number and the second to the most significant byte.The index relates key values to the relative byte address locations of the data record.It is sent as a pair of characters, least significant byte first.
From Longman Business Dictionarybytebyte /baɪt/ (also bite) noun [countable] COMPUTING a unit of computer information that can hold one number or letter. A byte is made up of eight BITs (=the smallest units of storage on a computer). The amount of processing space on a computer is measured in MEGABYTEs (=a million bytes), so for example a PC with 32 megabytes of space has space for 32 million bytes of information
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