Nibble


Four bits[1] together is called a nibble[2]. It is sometimes also called half a byte[3].

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. « Back to Glossary Index
2. nibble. Four bits together is called a nibble. It is sometimes also called half a byte. « Back to Glossary Index
3. byte. Eight bits together is called a byte. In some systems, this can be called an octet too. « Back to Glossary Index