Bits or Bytes?
A bit can have only one of two values, and may therefore be physically implemented with a two-state device.
These values are most commonly represented as either a 0 or a 1.
The term bit is a portmanteau of binary digit.
The correspondence between these values and the physical states of the underlying storage or device is a matter of convention, and different assignments may be used even within the same device or program.
The length of a binary number may be referred to as its bit-length.
In information theory, one bit is typically defined as the uncertainty of a binary random variable that is 0 or 1 with equal probability, or the information that is gained when the value of such a variable becomes known.
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