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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Noun[edit]

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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(unit of storage):

(machine word):

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English byte

Noun[edit]

byte

  1. 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

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

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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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