bit rate

noun
variants: or less commonly bit-rate or bitrate play \ˈbit-ˌrāt\

Definition of bit rate

:a measure of the speed of data processing usually calculated as the number of bits per second
  • MP3 measures compression settings in terms of a file's bit rate—the average number of bits required for one second of sound.
  • —Jim Heid

First Known Use of bit rate

1968


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