Bit

In Computer science and information science, the word bit can have different meanings:

  • A digit in binary notation, either 0 or 1. This is like a light switch; 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 byte.

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
bosanski: Bit
brezhoneg: Bit
català: Bit
čeština: Bit
Cymraeg: Bit
dansk: Bit
Deutsch: Bit
eesti: Bitt
Ελληνικά: Δυαδικό ψηφίο
English: Bit
español: Bit
Esperanto: Bito
euskara: Bit
français: Bit
Frysk: Bit
furlan: Bit
Gaeilge: Giotán
galego: Bit
한국어: 비트
Հայերեն: Բիթ
हिन्दी: द्वयंक
hrvatski: Bit
Bahasa Indonesia: Bit
interlingua: Bit
italiano: Bit
עברית: סיבית
ქართული: ბიტი
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
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
Tiếng Việt: Bit
Winaray: Bit
ייִדיש: ביט
粵語: 位元
中文: 位元