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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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When you look back at the Newmarket work, he was off the bridle a long way out and Inler never came off the bridle so you can't be anything but impressed.
The key to interpreting twoyear-old sprint maidens is to look for the sequence in which horses come off the bridle.
The y160,000 euros purchase was soon off the bridle in the seven-furlong test and even with two furlongs to run, it did not seem likely he would be in the money.
The Ferdy Merphy-trained Supreme Builder barely came off the bridle when scoring on his handicap debut at Carlisle and an 8lb rise is unlikely to stop him following up in the Kit Patterson Memorial "National Hunt" Novices' Hurdle.
If he comes off the bridle too soon, the rider may need some oxygen
In the juvenile hurdle at Market Rasen, 50-1 shot Heaven Scent was one of the first off the bridle, but she stayed on much the best to win a shade readily after PS38 was traded at 1,000 on Ann Duffield's filly on the final circuit.
He claimed that he was off the bridle before halfway, and Canford Cliffs has never been off the bridle in his life.
MINGUN BELL (H Cecil) Barely came off the bridle to pulverise a decent field at Southwell on Tuesday and it will be no surprise to see this colt make swift progress.
The unbeaten John Gosdentrained filly barely came off the bridle to justify odds of 1-3 in the fillies' Group 2, cruising into the lead under Jimmy Fortune to beat Snoqualmie Girl by two lengths.