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Common Data Storage Terms

There are various names used to refer to various groupings of bits of data. Most people know that 8 bits is a byte, but there are many other terms in universal use. These are not always totally universal, but they are the most common definitions to my knowledge:

Term

Number of Bits

bit / digit / flag

1

nibble / nybble

4

byte / character

8

word

16

double word / long word

32

very long word

64

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