noun \ˈbīt\

: a unit of computer information that is equal to eight bits

Full Definition of BYTE

:  a unit of computer information or data-storage capacity that consists of a group of eight bits and that is used especially to represent an alphanumeric character — compare word 2c

Origin of BYTE

perhaps alteration of 2bite
First Known Use: 1962

Other Computer-Related Terms

adware, flash, kludge, phishing, recursive, router
BYTE Defined for Kids


noun \ˈbīt\

Definition of BYTE for Kids

:  a group of eight bits that a computer handles as a unit


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