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BIT 5 

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TI 2 

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Definitions and meaning of bit

bit

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bĭt, IPA(key): /bɪt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

From Middle English bitte, bite, from Old English bita (bit; fragment; morsel) and bite (a bite; cut), from Proto-Germanic *bitô and *bitiz; both from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (to split). Cognate with West Frisian bit, Saterland Frisian Bit, Dutch bit, German Low German Beet, Biet, German Biss and Bissen, Danish bid, Swedish bit, Icelandic biti.

Noun

bit (plural bits)

  1. A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to the reins to direct the animal.
  2. A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.
  3. (dated, Britain) A coin of a specified value.
  4. (obsolete, Canada) A ten-cent piece, dime.
    • 1941, Emily Carr, Klee Wyck, Chapter 10, [3]
      The smallest coin we had in Canada in early days was a dime, worth ten cents. The Indians called this coin "a Bit". Our next coin, double in buying power and in size, was a twenty-five cent piece and this the Indians called "Two Bits".
  5. (now US) A unit of currency or coin in the Americas worth a fraction of a Spanish dollar; now specifically, an eighth of a US dollar.
    • 1789, Olaudah Equiano, The Interesting Narrative, vol. I, ch. 6:
      I trusted to the Lord to be with me; and at one of our trips to St. Eustatia, a Dutch island, I bought a glass tumbler with my half bit, and when I came to Montserrat I sold it for a bit, or sixpence.
  6. (historical, US) In the southern and southwestern states, a small silver coin (such as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12½ cents; also, the sum of 12½ cents.
  7. A small amount of something.
  8. (informal) Specifically, a small amount of time.
  9. (plural, informal, sports) Fractions of a second.
  10. A portion of something.
  11. Somewhat; something, but not very great; also used like jot and whit to express the smallest degree. See also a bit.
    Am I bored? Not a bit of it!
    • T. Hook
      My young companion was a bit of a poet.
  12. (slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
  13. An excerpt of material making up part of a show, comedy routine, etc.
  14. A small part or role, sometimes with spoken lines, in a theatrical performance.
    She acted her bit in the opening scene.
  15. The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  16. The cutting iron of a plane.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  17. The bevelled front edge of an axehead along which the cutting edge runs.
Synonyms
  • (coin): coin, piece
  • (small piece): morsel (of food), piece, scrap
  • (portion): portion, share, segment
  • (horse equipment): snaffle, pelham, kimberwicke
  • (prison sentence): bid
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

bit (third-person singular simple present bits, present participle bitting, simple past and past participle bitted)

  1. (transitive) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of (a horse).

Etymology 2

See bite

Verb

bit

  1. simple past tense of bite
    Your dog bit me!
  2. (informal in US, archaic in Britain) past participle of bite, bitten
    I have been bit by your dog!

Adjective

bit (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) bitten.
  2. (only in combination) Having been bitten.

Etymology 3

Coined by John Tukey in 1946 as an abbreviation of binary digit, probably influenced by connotations of “small portion”. First used in print 1948 by Claude Shannon. Compare byte and nybble.

Noun

bit (plural bits)

  1. (mathematics, computing) A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
  2. (computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
    Synonym: b
  3. (information theory, cryptography) Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
  4. (information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.
    • The researchers found that the original texts spanned a variety of entropy values in different languages, reflecting differences in grammar and structure.
      But strangely, the difference in entropy between the original, ordered text and the randomly scrambled text was constant across languages. This difference is a way to measure the amount of information encoded in word order, Montemurro says. The amount of information lost when they scrambled the text was about 3.5 bits per word.
  5. A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).
Derived terms
Translations
See also
  • ban, nat, qubit

References

Anagrams

  • ITB, TBI, TiB, tib

Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Proto-Turkic *bït (louse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [bit]

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitlər)

  1. louse

Declension


Catalan

Pronunciation

  • (Balearic, Central, Valencian) IPA(key): /ˈbit/
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (computing) bit

Czech

Etymology

From English bit, from binary digit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪt]
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Noun

bit m

  1. (computing) bit

Declension

Derived terms

  • bitový
  • osmibitový
  • šestnáctibitový
  • kilobit
  • megabit
  • gigabit
  • terabit

Further reading

  • bit in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • bit in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • bit in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪt/
  • Hyphenation: bit
  • Rhymes: -ɪt

Etymology 1

Ablaut of bijten.

Noun

bit n (plural bitten, diminutive bitje n)

  1. bit (for a working animal)
  2. bit (rotary cutting tool)
  3. mouthguard

Etymology 2

From English bit.

Noun

bit m (plural bits, diminutive bitje n)

  1. bit (binary digit)
  2. bit (unit of storage)
  3. bit (datum with two possible values)

French

Etymology

From English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit/

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (computing) bit

Further reading

  • “bit” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Hungarian

Etymology

From English bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ ˈbit]
  • Hyphenation: bit
  • Rhymes: -it

Noun

bit (plural bitek)

  1. (computing) bit (binary digit)

Declension

Derived terms

  • jelzőbit

References


Indonesian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈbɪt]
  • Hyphenation: bit

Etymology 1

From English bit (binary digit).

Noun

bit (plural, first-person possessive bitku, second-person possessive bitmu, third-person possessive bitnya)

  1. (computing) bit, smallest unit of storage.

Etymology 2

From Dutch biet (binary digit).

Noun

bit (plural, first-person possessive bitku, second-person possessive bitmu, third-person possessive bitnya)

  1. Beta vulgaris, common beet, beetroot, sugar beet, and chard.

Further reading

  • “bit” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Lashi

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit/

Noun

bit

  1. sun

References

  • Hkaw Luk (2017) A grammatical sketch of Lacid[6], Chiang Mai: Payap University (master thesis).

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʲit/

Verb

bit

  1. supine of biś

Nigerian Pidgin

Etymology

From English beat.

Verb

bit

  1. beat

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse biti

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural biter, definite plural bitene)

  1. a bit, piece (of something)
  2. a bite, mouthful (of food)
Derived terms
  • isbit
  • smakebit

Etymology 2

From English bit (binary digit)

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bit or biter, definite plural bitene)

  1. a bit (binary digit)

References

  • “bit” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bitar, definite plural bitane)

  1. a bit, piece (of something)
Derived terms
  • isbit
  • smakebit

Etymology 2

From English bit (binary digit)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bɪtː/

Noun

bit m (definite singular biten, indefinite plural bit or bitar, definit plural bitane)

  1. a bit (binary digit)

Etymology 3

From Old Norse bit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Noun

bit n (definite singular bitet, indefinite plural bit, definite plural bita)

  1. a bite (e.g. insect bite, dog bite)
  2. a bite, mouthful (of food)

Etymology 4

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/

Verb

bit

  1. inflection of bite:
    1. present
    2. imperative

References

  • “bit” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old Irish

Verb

bit

  1. third-person plural future of is

Portuguese

Etymology

Borrowed from English bit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit͡ʃ(i)/, /ˈbit(i)/

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. (mathematics, computing) bit (binary digit)

Synonyms

  • Abbreviations: b

Coordinate terms

  • Multiples: kilobit, megabit, gigabit, terabit, petabit, exabit, zettabit, yottabit

Related terms

  • byte (unit equivalent to 8 bits)

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology 1

From bȉti (to be)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bîːt/

Noun

bȋt f (Cyrillic spelling би̑т)

  1. essence
  2. point, meaning
Declension

Etymology 2

From English bit

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bît/

Noun

bȉt m (Cyrillic spelling би̏т)

  1. (computing) bit
Declension

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit/, [ˈbit̪]

Noun

bit m (plural bits)

  1. bit (binary digit)

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse biti, noun definitions 2 and 4: From English bit, from binary digit.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːt/ (1–4)
  • IPA(key): /bɪt/ (3–4)

Noun

bit c

  1. bit (small piece)
  2. bit (portion)
  3. bit (binary digit)
  4. bit (unit of storage)
  5. bit (of music)

Declension

Related terms

  • pusselbit
  • sockerbit

Verb

bit

  1. imperative of bita.

Turkish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbit/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Turkic *bït (louse).

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitler)

  1. (zoology) louse
Declension
Derived terms
  • bit yeniği (fishy)
  • bitli (lousy)
See also
  • pire (flea)

Etymology 2

Borrowed from English bit, abbreviation of binary digit.

Noun

bit (definite accusative biti, plural bitler)

  1. (computing) bit
Declension

Etymology 3

Verb

bit

  1. second-person singular imperative of bitmek

Turkmen

Etymology

From Old Turkic bit(bit), from Proto-Turkic *bɨt (louse).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bit̪/

Noun

bit (definite accusative bidi, plural bitler)

  1. (zoology) louse

Declension


Vietnamese

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [ʔɓit̚˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [ʔɓit̚˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [ʔɓɨt̚˧˧]

Noun

bit

  1. (computing) bit

Zhuang

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /pit˥/
  • Tone numbers: bit7
  • Hyphenation: bit

Etymology 1

From Proto-Tai *pitᴰ (duck). Cognate with Thai เป็ด (bpèt), Lao ເປັດ (pet), ᦵᦔᧆ (ṗed), Tai Dam ꪹꪜꪸꪒ, Shan ပဵတ်း (pét), Ahom 𑜆𑜢𑜄𑜫 (pit), Bouyei bidt, Saek ปิ๊ด. Compare Old Chinese (OC *pʰid).

Noun

bit (classifier duz, Sawndip forms , old orthography bit)

  1. duck
Derived terms
  • roegbit

Etymology 2

From Chinese (MC pˠiɪt̚).

Noun

bit (classifier gaiq, Sawndip forms 𣭈, old orthography bit)

  1. pen; pencil; writing implement

Classifier

bit (old orthography bit)

  1. Classifier for sums of money and deals.

Etymology 3

From Chinese (MC pʰiɪt̚).

Classifier

bit (old orthography bit)

  1. Classifier for cloth: bolt of

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to curb or restrain.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)