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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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I also travel around and meet lots of different people as well as doing bits and pieces for the media.
At the moment, I'm spending a lot of time helping out with the Academy Under 19s, but have also been doing bits and pieces with the senior squad and the Scholarship boys.
When Micky Adams came in as manager in October I spoke to him and started doing bits and pieces with the first-team.
Simone said: "I'm still doing bits and pieces but I'm just so proud of her and I enjoy going with her on these little adventures.
I am still training and doing bits and pieces so I am still in the frame for playing the remaining games or being involved.
He said: "While I was a teacher, I was doing bits and pieces of art, doing projects for companies, producing paintings and I decided to pursue my art further after I was made redundant.
Since going to Cooking With Kids, she helps out in the kitchen doing bits and bobs.
She said: "I was upstairs pottering around, doing bits and pieces, when I heard all the commotion outside.
Says a source: "The boys started off doing bits and pieces for the music TV stations, and all really enjoyed it.
Blind Veterans UK have helped me get back on my feet with doing bits and pieces," says Glen.
They are doing bits and bobs and (are having) rehab with the physios to get themselves fit as soon as possible.