What Does Byte Mean?


A byte is the smallest unit in a computer memory that is used for storage. It is found either in (RAM) Random Access Memory or (ROM) Read Only Memory and is equivalent to 8 bits.
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adjacent bits, usually eight, processed by a computer as a unit.
the combination of bits used to represent a particular letter, number, or special character.
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Byte means a collection of double digits or bits, usually eight that are operated on as a unit. It is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications. The term is pronounced as /bīt/.
The term byte is used in computer science to refer to a character in coding scheme, which is the smallest unit of storage space that can be accessed in the memory of a computer. A byte holds exactly 8 bits.
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