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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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Secure the brackets - switch your drill bit to the screwdriver piece and, using the screws provided, secure the brackets firmly to the wall.
And young volcanic rocks are highly fractured and abrasive, destroying drill bits rapidly.
CARROLLTON, Texas -- Varel International, a leading manufacturer of drill bits and global supplier to the oil, gas, mining and industrial drilling industries, announces it has been awarded ISO 9001-2008 certification for its Western Hemisphere operations.
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The team eventually freed most of the equipment, but the drill bit remained in the bottom of the hole.
We now have the opportunity to locally produce effective and reliable tools for the highly competitive drill bit market.
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Top Tip: If you're drilling a hole in a wall that requires a plug, you must match the width size to that of the masonry drill bit to ensure a strong fixing.
As the drill bit slowly advances,cutting through 6,000 meters of solid granite, an anxious drill team waits above, in a verdant Swedish forest thick with pine.
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