Definition of byte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//baɪt//
; NAmE NAmE//baɪt//
Computer programming
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a unit of information stored in a computer, equal to 8 bits. A computer’s memory is measured in bytes. See related entries: Computer programming Word Origin1960s: an arbitrary formation based on bit (in its computing sense) and bite.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: byte