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binary digit

noun, Mathematics, Computers.
either of the digits 0 or 1 when used in the binary number system.
bit3 (def 1).
1945-50 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for binary digit
  • The smallest unit of memory is a single bit, which holds a single binary digit.
  • binary digit, the smallest possible unit of information making up a character or a word in digital code processed by computers.
  • Each piece of digital information traveling on the information highway is called a binary digit, or bit.
British Dictionary definitions for binary digit

binary digit

either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notation See also bit4
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binary digit in Science
binary digit  
Either of the digits 0 or 1, used in the binary number system. See more at bit.
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