Octet


Eight bits[1] together can be called an octet[2]. It is more commonly called 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. Related Articles: Glossary: Byte« Back to Glossary Index
2. octet. Eight bits together can be called an octet. It is more commonly called a byte Related Articles: Glossary: Byte« Back to Glossary Index
3. byte. Eight bits together is called a byte. In some systems, this can be called an octet too. Related Articles: Glossary: Byte« Back to Glossary Index