# bit

**bit:** *Abbreviation for* **binary digit. 1.** A character used to represent one of the two digits in the numeration system with a base of two, and only two, possible states of a physical entity or system. **2.** In binary notation either of the characters 0 or 1. (188) **3.** A unit of information equal to one binary decision or the designation of one of two possible and equally likely states of anything used to store or convey information. (188)

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