EBCDIC

EBCDIC

[eb-see-dik]
noun Computers.
a code consisting of 256 8-bit characters and used for data representation and transfer.

Origin:
1965–70; e(xtended) b(inary-)c(oded) d(ecimal) i(nterchange) c(ode)

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EBCDIC (ˈɛbsɪˌdɪk)
 
n acronym for
extended binary-coded decimal-interchange code: a computer code for representing alphanumeric characters

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EBCDIC

/eb's*-dik/, /eb'see`dik/, or /eb'k*-dik/ n. [abbreviation, Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code] An alleged character set used on IBM dinosaurs. It exists in at least six mutually incompatible versions, all featuring such delights as non-contiguous letter sequences and the absence of several ASCII punctuation characters fairly important for modern computer languages (exactly which characters are absent varies according to which version of EBCDIC you're looking at). IBM adapted EBCDIC from punched card code in the early 1960s and promulgated it as a customer-control tactic (see connector conspiracy), spurning the already established ASCII standard. Today, IBM claims to be an open-systems company, but IBM's own description of the EBCDIC variants and how to convert between them is still internally classified top-secret, burn-before-reading. Hackers blanch at the very _name_ of EBCDIC and consider it a manifestation of purest evil. See also fear and loathing.
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EBCDIC definition


Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

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EBCDIC
extended binary coded decimal interchange code
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