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Definition of "byte" []

  • A sequence of adjacent bits, usually eight, operated on as a unit by a computer. (noun)
  • A group of bits, usually eight, processed as a single unit of data (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The storage space in a memory or other storage device that is allocated to such a group of bits (noun)
  • A subdivision of a word (noun)

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Use "byte" in a sentence
  • "The bite out of its side was a play on the word "byte" and kept it from being confused with a tomato."
  • ""The name is allegedly based on Jobs' favorite fruit and the logo chosen to play on both the company name and the word byte.""
  • "Now every little bit and byte is potentially dissected and analyzed meaning a comment on a blog can impact relationships in communities, at work, etc."