Definition[edit | edit source]

A byte (short for binary term) of memory or disk space is 8 bits long and holds one character of data, i.e., a single letter, number, or special character such as a “@”, or “$”, or “/”.

Overview[edit | edit source]

A byte can be treated either as a single entity or as an array of eight individual bits. One byte is the standard measure of one unit of digital information.

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