Telecommunication Standard Terms
A sequence of adjacent bits (usually 8) considered as a unit. (188 ) Note:
In pre-1970 literature, "byte"
referred to a variable-length bit string. Since that time the usage has changed so that now it almost always refers to an 8-bit string. This usage predominates in computer and data transmission literature; when so used, the term is synonymous with "octet."
BinarY TErm, A unit of storage capable holding a single character. Normaly one byte is composed out of 8 bits.
A group of eight bits, that typically represent a single character. In data communications, a byte is also often called an octet, which is any group of eight bits that function as a unit of information. A byte is eight bits, or a block of eight 0s and 1s. It takes one byte to make a single character.
Vb Glossary 1.0
Byte data type
A data type used to hold positive integer numbers ranging from 0–255. Byte variables are stored as single, unsigned 8-bit (1-byte) numbers.
- class java.lang..Byte
public final class Byte extends Number implements Comparable
Tree:java.lang.Object - java.lang.Number - java.lang.Byte
The Byte class is the standard wrapper for byte values.
- Constructor for class java.lang.Byte
public Byte (String s) throws NumberFormatException
Constructs a Byte object initialized to the value specified by the String parameter. The radix is assumed to be 10.Parameters: s - the String to be converted to a ByteThrows: NumberFormatException - If the String does not contain a parsable byte.
- Constructor for class java.lang.Byte
public Byte (byte value)
Constructs a Byte object initialized to the specified byte value.Parameters: value - the initial value of the Byte
Noman's Java(TM) Glossary
The Java programming language, the byte data type, is eight bits wide and can hold a range of values from -127 to 128.
[techspeak] A unit of memory or data equal to the amount used to represent one character; on modern architectures this is usually 8 bits, but may be 9 on 36-bit machines. Some older architectures used `byte' for quantities of 6 or 7 bits, and the PDP-10 supported `bytes' that were actually bitfields of 1 to 36 bits! These usages are now obsolete, and even 9-bit bytes have become rare in the general trend toward power-of-2 word sizes.
Historical note: The term was coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956 during the early design phase for the IBM Stretch computer; originally it was described as 1 to 6 bits (typical I/O equipment of the period used 6-bit chunks of information). The move to an 8-bit byte happened in late 1956, and this size was later adopted and promulgated as a standard by the System/360. The word was coined by mutating the word `bite' so it would not be accidentally misspelled as bit. See also nybble.
Glossary of the European Information Society
The smallest discrete elements in a binary system: eight bits comprise one byte.
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A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
A bit is the smallest unit of information understood by a computer. A bit can take a value of 0 or 1. A byte is made up of 8 bits which is large enough to contain a single character. For example the character 2 would be equivalent to "00000010" when represented in bits. A Kilobyte is equivalent to 1024 bytes. A Megabyte is equivalent to 1024 Kilobytes. A Gigabyte is equivalent to 1024 Megabytes.
WebGuest Web Glossary
A set of 8 bits that represent a number from 0 to 255.
Jensen's Technology Glossary
The number of bits used to represent a character.
A set of Bits that represent a single character. Usually there are 8 Bits in a Byte, sometimes more, depending on how the measurement is being made.
A unit of data ,generally formed from 8 bits. Example 01001001.Capital B is used in abbreviations to distinguish it from bits.
The Internet Dictionary
Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A byte is a set of bits that represent a single character in the computer's memory. Do not confuse this with "bite", which means something totally different. There are 8 bits in a byte. Bytes are typically used to measure hard disk storage and computer memory (megabytes, gigabytes, etc.) Abbreviation: "B".
Digital Video (DV) & video edit terms / Eng2Eng v1.0 (web compilation)
A collection of 8 bits. Most computer data is stored in memory in one or more bytes of information.
Electronic Music Glossary
A computer word made up of eight bits of data.
Steve's Digicams Digital Camera Dictionary
An ensemble of eight bits of memory in a computer.
Glossary of Electronic Music Terms
A group of eight bits. (MIDI bytes consist of ten bits because each byte includes a start bit and a stop bit, with eight bits in the middle to convey information.)