bitmask

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bit +‎ mask

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

bitmask (plural bitmasks)

  1. (computing) A pattern of bits indicating which bits in a second pattern are to be modified.

Verb[edit]

bitmask (third-person singular simple present bitmasks, present participle bitmasking, simple past and past participle bitmasked)

  1. (computing, transitive) To mask (a value) using a bitmask.