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byte (B)
A sequence of contiguous bits (usually 8) considered as a unit. Note: In pre-1970 literature, "byte" referred to a variable-length bit string. Since that time, the usage has changed so that now it almost always refers to an 8-bit string. This usage predominates in computer and data transmission literature; when so used, the term is synonymous with "octet."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 
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