## Bit |

The **bit** (a ** binary digit**)

The two values of a binary digit can also be interpreted as

In ^{[2]} or the information that is gained when the value of such a variable becomes known.^{[3]}^{[4]}

Confusion often arises because the words bit and binary digit are used interchangeably. But, within information theory, a bit and a binary digit are fundamentally different types of entities. A binary digit is a number that can adopt one of two possible values (0 or 1), whereas a bit is the maximum amount of information that can be conveyed by a binary digit. By analogy, a binary digit is like a container, whereas a bit is the amount of matter in the container.

In *quantum bit* or

The symbol for binary digit is either simply *bit* (recommended by the *b* (recommended by the

As a * shannon*,

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The encoding of data by discrete bits was used in the

^{[6]} * bit* in his seminal 1948 paper

Other Languages

Ænglisc: Twāling

العربية: بت

aragonés: Bit

asturianu: Bit

azərbaycanca: Bit

تۆرکجه: بیت

বাংলা: বিট

Bân-lâm-gú: Bit

беларуская: Біт

беларуская (тарашкевіца): Біт

български: Бит (информатика)

bosanski: Bit

brezhoneg: Bit

català: Bit

čeština: Bit

Cymraeg: Bit

dansk: Bit

Deutsch: Bit

eesti: Bitt

Ελληνικά: Δυαδικό ψηφίο

español: Bit

Esperanto: Bito

euskara: Bit

فارسی: بیت (رایانه)

français: Bit

Frysk: Bit

furlan: Bit

Gaeilge: Giotán

galego: Bit

한국어: 비트

Հայերեն: Բիթ

हिन्दी: द्वयंक

hrvatski: Bit

Bahasa Indonesia: Bit

interlingua: Bit

íslenska: Biti (tölvufræði)

italiano: Bit

עברית: סיבית

ქართული: ბიტი

қазақша: Бит (өлшем бірлігі)

Кыргызча: Бит (маалымат)

ລາວ: ບິຕ

Latina: Bit

latviešu: Bits

Lëtzebuergesch: Bit

lietuvių: Bitas

lumbaart: Bit

magyar: Bit

македонски: Бит

മലയാളം: ബിറ്റ്

Malti: Bit

मराठी: बाईट

Bahasa Melayu: Bit

Mirandés: Bit

монгол: Бит

မြန်မာဘာသာ: Bit

Nederlands: Bit (eenheid)

日本語: ビット

norsk: Bit

norsk nynorsk: Bit

occitan: Bit

олык марий: Бит

پنجابی: بٹ

polski: Bit

português: Bit

Qaraqalpaqsha: Bit

română: Bit

русский: Бит

Scots: Bit

shqip: Bit

sicilianu: Bit

Simple English: Bit

سنڌي: ٻٽ

slovenčina: Bit

slovenščina: Bit

کوردی: بیت

српски / srpski: Бит (рачунарство)

srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bit (informatika)

suomi: Bitti

svenska: Bit

தமிழ்: இருமம்

తెలుగు: బిట్

ไทย: บิต

тоҷикӣ: Бит

Türkçe: Bit (bilişim)

українська: Біт

اردو: بٹ (کمپیوٹر)

Tiếng Việt: Bit

Winaray: Bit

吴语: 柲 (单位)

ייִדיש: ביט

粵語: 位元

中文: 位元