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

 

byte

 noun
noun
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 Origin 1960s: an arbitrary formation based on bit (in its computing sense) and bite.
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