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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

In computing, there are 8 bits to a byte. What are 4 bits called?

In computing, there are 8 bits to a byte. What are 4 bits called?

  • Quadlet
  • Block
  • Decit
  • Nibble 

 
In computing, there are 8 bits to a byte. What are 4 bits called?

EXPLANATION

In computing, a nibble (often nybble or nyble to match the vowels of byte) is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet. It is also known as half-byte or tetrade. In a networking or telecommunication context, the nibble is often called a semi-octet, quadbit, or quartet.
When thinking in the food realm you have a bite (of food) if you are just eating a little bit of food you have a nibble.

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