EBCDIC

noun

: a code for representing alphanumeric information (as on magnetic tape)

Word History

Etymology

extended binary coded decimal interchange code

First Known Use

circa 1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of EBCDIC was circa 1966

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“EBCDIC.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/EBCDIC. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

EBCDIC

noun
: a computer code for representing numbers, letters of the alphabet, and symbols
Etymology

extended binary coded decimal interchange code

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