Byte


Eight bits[1] together is called a byte[2]. In some systems, this can be called an octet[3] too.

Terms definitions
1. bits. Short for ‘binary digit’, it is the smallest unit of data that a computer can have. It can only be a one or a zero.
2. byte. Eight bits together is called a byte. In some systems, this can be called an octet too.
3. octet. Eight bits together can be called an octet. It is more commonly called a byte