## Bit |

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In **bit** can have different meanings:

- A
digit inbinary notation, either*0*or*1*. This is like a lightswitch ; either there is light or there is not. - A unit of measurement for the amount of data. This will be a multiple of 1 bit; only
integers are allowed. - As a unit of measurement for
information . In this context, 1 bit is the amount of information that is present in the selection of two equally probable options. In this meaning,real values as multiples are possible. - A small amount of anything either literal or theoretical.

When talking about storage space, 8 bits are usually called a