byte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A mutation of the word bite so it would not be accidentally misspelled as bit. Coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956, during the early design phase for the IBM 7030 Stretch computer.[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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.

Derived terms[edit]

(unit of storage):

Related terms[edit]

(unit of storage):

(machine word):

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Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Werner Buchholz (February 1977), “The Word “Byte” Comes Of Age”, in Byte Magazine[1], volume 2, issue 2, page 144: “A byte was described as consisting of any number of parallel bits from one to six. Thus a byte was assumed to have a length appropriate for the occasion.”
  2. ^ (Please provide the title of the work)[2], (Please provide a date or year)
  3. ^ (Please provide the title of the work)[3], (Please provide a date or year)

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Czech[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

byte m

  1. byte

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English byte.

Noun[edit]

byte

  1. (slang, rare) byte

Declension[edit]

Inflection of byte (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative byte bytet
genitive byten bytejen
partitive byteä bytejä
illative byteen byteihin
singular plural
nominative byte bytet
accusative nom. byte bytet
gen. byten
genitive byten bytejen
byteinrare
partitive byteä bytejä
inessive bytessä byteissä
elative bytestä byteistä
illative byteen byteihin
adessive bytellä byteillä
ablative byteltä byteiltä
allative bytelle byteille
essive bytenä byteinä
translative byteksi byteiksi
instructive bytein
abessive bytettä byteittä
comitative byteineen
Possessive forms of byte (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person byteni bytemme
2nd person bytesi bytenne
3rd person bytensä

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English byte.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbaːjt]
  • Hyphenation: byte

Noun[edit]

byte (plural byte-ok)

  1. (computing) byte (a unit of computing storage equal to eight bits)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative byte byte-ok
accusative byte-ot byte-okat
dative byte-nak byte-oknak
instrumental byte-tal byte-okkal
causal-final byte-ért byte-okért
translative byte-tá byte-okká
terminative byte-ig byte-okig
essive-formal byte-ként byte-okként
essive-modal
inessive byte-ban byte-okban
superessive byte-on byte-okon
adessive byte-nál byte-oknál
illative byte-ba byte-okba
sublative byte-ra byte-okra
allative byte-hoz byte-okhoz
elative byte-ból byte-okból
delative byte-ról byte-okról
ablative byte-tól byte-októl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
byte-é byte-oké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
byte-éi byte-okéi
Possessive forms of byte
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. byte-om byte-jaim
2nd person sing. byte-od byte-jaid
3rd person sing. byte-ja byte-jai
1st person plural byte-unk byte-jaink
2nd person plural byte-otok byte-jaitok
3rd person plural byte-juk byte-jaik

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English byte.

Noun[edit]

byte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) byte

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Middle English[edit]

Verb[edit]

byte

  1. Alternative form of biten

Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

byte m (plural bytes)

  1. (computing) byte (unit equivalent to 8 bits)

Synonyms[edit]

  • Abbreviations: B

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Slovak[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

byte m

  1. byte

Further reading[edit]

  • byte in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbait/, [ˈbai̯t̪]

Noun[edit]

byte m (plural bytes)

  1. byte

Swedish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

byte n

  1. trading, exchange, change
  2. catch, plunder, loot
Declension[edit]
Declension of byte 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte bytet byten bytena
Genitive bytes bytets bytens bytenas

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from English byte.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

byte c

  1. a byte (8 bits, in computers)
Declension[edit]
Declension of byte 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte byten byte byten
Genitive bytes bytens bytes bytens

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