byte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Expansion of bit, coined by Dr. Werner Buchholz in July 1956, during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer.[1][2][3]

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byte (plural bytes)

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  1. (computing) A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word; nearly always eight bits, which can represent an integer from 0 to 255 or a single character of text.
  2. (computing) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits
    The word “hello” fits into five bytes of ASCII code.

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  • (unit of storage): B
  • (eight bits): octet

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(unit of storage):

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English byte

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byte

  1. byte

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English byte

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byte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) byte

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

byte

  1. Alternative form of biten.

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Noun[edit]

byte m (plural bytes)

  1. (computing) byte (unit)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Related to byta (to change, to exchange, to swap)

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byte n

  1. trading, exchange, change
  2. catch, plunder, loot
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Etymology 2[edit]

Loan from English.

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byte c

  1. a byte (8 bits, in computers)
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