Bits


Short for ‘binary[1] digit’, it is the smallest unit of data[2] that a computer can have. It can only be a one or a zero.

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1. binary. This is the name of a number system with only two digits. It is a way of counting by only using 1s and 0s. It is used in computers because it is easy to represent using a bunch of wires that are either on or off. Related Articles: Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: Compression […]
2. data. Raw facts or figures without context or meaning. e.g. 1, “Boris”, False Related Articles: Progress Outcomes – Computational Thinking MatrixGlossary: Compression codingGlossary: ByteGlossary: NibbleGlossary: OctetComputational Thinking« Back to Glossary Index