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  • 1956, American English; see bit (n.2). Reputedly coined by Dr. Werner Buchholz at IBM.1956

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  • Byte The byte is a unit of digital information that most commonly consists of eight bits. Historically, the byte was the number of bits used to encode a single character of text in a computer and for this reason it is the smallest addressable unit of memory in many computer architectures. To disambiguate arbitrarily-sized bytes from the common 8-bit definition, network protocol documents such as The Internet Protocol (1981) refer to an 8-bit byte as an octet. Those bits in an octet are usualy counted with numbering from 0 to 7 or 7 to 0 depending on the so-called 'endian'. The 1st bit is number 0, making the 8th bit number 7.
  • Byte (song) "Byte" is a song by Dutch DJs Martin Garrix and Brooks. It was released on 7 April 2017, via Garrix's record label Stmpd Rcrds and Sony.
  • Byte order mark The byte order mark (BOM) is a particular usage of the special Unicode character, U+FEFF BYTE ORDER MARK, whose appearance as a magic number at the start of a text stream can signal several things to a program reading the text:The byte order, or endianness, of the text stream in the cases of 16-bit and 32-bit encodings; The fact that the text stream's encoding is Unicode, to a high level of confidence; Which Unicode character encoding is used.
  • Byte addressing Byte addressing refers to hardware architectures which support accessing individual bytes. Such computers are sometimes called byte machines This is in contrast to word-addressable architectures, word machines, that access data in terms of larger units called words.
  • Byte (disambiguation) A byte is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that most commonly consists of eight bits.
  • Kilobyte The kilobyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.
  • Megabyte The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. Its recommended unit symbol is MB. The unit prefix mega is a multiplier of 1000000 (106) in the International System of Units (SI). Therefore, one megabyte is one million bytes of information. This definition has been incorporated into the International System of Quantities.
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