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Bit

The smallest unit of information a computer can hold in its memory. A bit is always represented as a 0 or a 1 in binary code. The word is a contraction of "binary digit."

bit

a digit which takes the value zero or one and which can therefore be represented electronically by an off/on switch in a COMPUTER. Computers use groups of bits to represent numbers or letters for storage, transmission and processing of numerical or alphabetical data. Specifically, computers use various off/on permutations of eight bits to represent all numbers, letters and punctuation characters. Most computers use multiples of eight bits to handle data in this way and various eight-bit, sixteen-bit and thirty-two bit machines are available, the larger ones generally being able to process data faster.
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Initially, I ask him why he has grown a Hitler moustache, thinking it is a bit of fluff that has landed there from a hairy jumper or something.
Some of us admit to enjoying a bit of trash to pass the time, most of us don't, but the truth is few people don't want a bit of fluff from time to time.
This summery album is just a little bit of fluff for over the warmer months.
Cap, your attempt to lose your rep as a girlie bit of fluff isnOt going to work when you go around wearing girlie bits of fluff.
One bit of fluff that works is a musical duet by Jack and Algy as they attempt to woo their ladies.
Ronaldo's latest bit of fluff model Irena Shayk is Paddy Power's favourite but it's Abbey Clancy who most of the punters seem to fancy.
THIS could just about be the silliest bit of fluff ever shown on this channel, which is normally quite intelligent, erudite and tasteful.
Perhaps it is and the BBC has research to prove it, but until I see evidence of such research I'll continue to think these decisions are made by testosterone-fuelled executives whose impending mid- life crisis makes them desperate for sight of a bit of fluff.
She cannot be seen as some inconsequential bit of fluff.
Whether you think best-selling book The Da Vinci Code is a badly written bit of fluff or a scathing indictment of the Catholic Church, we all knew it was only a matter of time before Hollywood got their glitzy mitts on Dan BrownOs mega-successful novel.
Mr Davies added: "It could have been just a bit of fluff stuck between the suit and the valve.
But she hates being branded a sexless frump who lost her man to a bit of fluff.