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CUT5 2.2

Computers: Understanding Tech 5e 2.2

TermDefinition
binary string A multidigit number consisting of only 1s and 0s.
bit Short for binary digit. Each individual 1 or 0 in the binary string.
byte A group of 8 bits; an 8-digit binary number between 00000000 and 11111111.
kilobyte A data unit equal to 1024 (approximately one thousand) bytes.
megabyte A data unit equal to 1,048,576 (approximately one million) bytes.
gigabyte A data unit equal to 1,073,741,824 (approximately one billion) bytes.
encoding scheme A system of binary codes that represent different letters, numbers, and symbols.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) An encoding scheme that assigns a unique 8-bit binary code to each number and letter in the English language plus many of the most common symbols such as punctuation and currency marks.
Unicode An encoding system that assigns a unique 16-bit binary code to each number and letter, and can represent up to 65,536 characters including many different languages.
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