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quite a bit

Definition of quite a bit

  1. :  a fairly large amount :  a lot <The wait was quite a bit longer than I thought it would be.> <We've been seeing quite a bit of each other lately.> <She'd already finished a good bit of the work before I returned.> <There's still a fair bit (of the cake) left.>



Variants of quite a bit

or chiefly British a good/fair bit

Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  wholly, completely

    :  to an extreme :  positively

    :  to a considerable extent :  rather

  1. :  the biting or cutting edge or part of a tool

    :  a replaceable part of a compound tool that actually performs the function (as drilling or boring) for which the whole tool is designed

    :  the jaws of tongs or pincers

  1. :  to put a bit in the mouth of (a horse)

    :  to control as if with a bit

    :  to form a bit on (a key)

  1. :  a small quantity of food

    :  a small delicacy

    :  a small piece or quantity of some material thing

  1. :  a unit of computer information equivalent to the result of a choice between two alternatives (as yes or no, on or off)

    :  the physical representation of a bit by an electrical pulse, a magnetized spot, or a hole whose presence or absence indicates data


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