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What does bit stand for?

bit stands for Binary Digit (0 or 1)

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  • Information technology (IT) and computers

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Computer programmers will explain that nothing moves in cyberspace without binary digits changing.
Competitors from all over the World will compete for the title of World Memory Championship competing in 10 disciplines such as spoken numbers, playing cards, dates, abstract images, binary digits, random words and names and faces.
Byline: Stephen Kiesling Bits, for those of us who are not particularly computer-savvy, are binary digits, electrical impulses expressed in ones and zeros that create what we receive as emails, web pages, computer graphics, and downloaded music -- the stuff of modern life.
·        Color depth: The number of binary digits needed to describe all the possible color options for a particular pixel.
A parity check involves looking at binary digits in computer programmes to see whether a value is even or odd.