byte definition

  • noun:
    • A sequence of adjacent bits, frequently eight, run on as a unit by some type of computer.
    • A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) which can be managed on as a unit by a computer; the tiniest functional device term; nearly always eight bits, that may express an integer from 0 to 255 or just one personality of text.
    • A unit of processing storage corresponding to eight bits
    • a sequence of 8 bits (adequate to portray one character of alphanumeric data) prepared as one device of information

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