nibble definition data
/nib'l/ (US "nybble", by analogy with "bite" -> "byte") Half a byte
. Since a byte is nearly always eight bits
, a nibble is nearly always four bits (and can therefore be represented by one hex
Other size nibbles have existed, for example the BBC Microcomputer
disk file system used eleven bit sector numbers which were described as one byte (eight bits) and a nibble (three bits).
; see also bit
The spelling "nybble" is uncommon in Commonwealth Hackish
as British orthography suggests the pronunciation /ni:'bl/.