Definitions for "bit "
Keywords:  smallest, binary, byte, inary, zero
In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
the smallest unit of information, equivalent to a choice between two alternatives, as yes or no; on or off.
the physical representation of a bit of information in a computer memory or a data storage medium. Within a computer circuit a bit may be represented by the state of a current or an electrical charge; in a magnetic storage medium it may be represented by the direction of magnetization; on a punched card or on paper tape it may be represented by the presence or absence of a hole at a particular point on the card or tape.
The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.
To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
The end of the mouthpiece that goes in the mouth. Saddlebit: A stem that radically decreases in thickness to a slimmer bit. Tapered Bit: A stem that slowly tapers throughout the length to a slim bit.
Keywords:  bores, drill, brace, rotary, roller
A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
A bit is the drilling tool that bores or cuts into the earth. There are two basic types: the cable tool bit which moves up and down the hole, striking the bottom, chipping away the rock, and the rotary bit which revolves to grind the rock. The rotary is the modern technique used in most drilling operations.
the cutting or boring element used in drilling oil and gas wells. This bit consists of a cutting element and a circulating element. The circulating element permits the passage of drilling fluid and utilized the hydraulic force of the fluid stream to improve drilling rates. In rotary drilling, several drill collars are joined to the bottom end of the drill pipe column, and the bit is attached to the end of the string of drill collars. Most bits used in rotary drilling are roller cone bits, but diamond bits are also used extensively.
Keywords:  tumblers, bolt, blade, warded, actuates
The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
(n.) 1. The part of the key which serves as the blade, usually for use in a warded or lever tumbler lock. (v.) 2. To cut a key. Source: Lock Industry Standards and Training (LIST) Council (n.) The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers. Source:
The projecting blade, cut in a manner that actuates the tumblers and permits the lock bolts to be operated.
Keywords:  comedy, schtick, routine, short, role
A small role (as in "bit part"). A bit player usually has only a few lines or a short piece of action. A "bit" in comedy is also called a "schtick."
short, single-gag comedy act
a section of a stand-up comedy show or routine, also a short routine or a section of a routine.
Bilateral Investment Treaty. An agreement between two countries providing for nondiscriminatory treatment of direct investments. A BIT usually contains provisions for prompt and adequate compensation in the event of expropriation; guarantees on free transfers of investment earnings; freedom from performance requirements; and mechanisms for resolving disputes such as third-party arbitration. As of September 1993, the United States had signed 25 BITs --13 of which had entered into force --with another 20 under discussion with foreign countries.
Bilateral Investment Treaty. Treaties negotiated with countries that do not have other treaties such as FTAs, to ensure protection of US investors' interests. BITs are similar to the investment chapters of free trade agreements and are often negotiated prior to full FTAs.
Keywords:  eger, inary
inary eger; either 1 or 0.
Keywords:  imp
imp. & p. p. of Bite.
bit is a library that makes it easier to dynamically manipulate data buffers containing fields that do not have octet boundaries. An example is the IP header, which is generally dealt with at compile time via bit fields in a structure. A key feature of the bit library is support for loading data formats described in XML files and dynamically parsing those fields at run time.
bit is a C++ library for run-time manipulation of buffers that are not necessarily octet aligned.
Keywords:  deion, gainer, ricky, fake, hitch
When a defender falls for a fake, Example: "Ricky Manning bit on Deion Branch's hitch and it was a big gainer for Branch."
Keywords:  morsel, gigging, anything, fig, mite
Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.
Anything done to entertain patrons. (Doing a bit is known at California faires as "gigging.")
Z80 ASM editor that gives you real-time info about Mnemonics, Waitstates/Clock cycles, and Labels. Features code completion, real-time debugging and T-states profiling.
Refers to the amount of information a sound card can process at any one time. Sound cards are normally 8, 16 or 32 bit. These number affect the sound quality produced - the higher the number, the better the sound quality.
A Bit is a piece of information that you post as either a new topic or as a reply to an existing topic. A Bit can be posted and replied to by anyone"¦ you do not have to register. All we ask is that you contribute to the site in a positive way and not post meaningless chatter. Please note you have to register (it"™s free) to edit bits or to create a poll.
An electrical or optical pulse that carries information. Learn more about Bit...
The Bit is a mysterious phenomenon. While gaming scholars will suggest that it is a term referring to the amount of colors the console can manage at once, modern, brain dead gamers see it as a magical device to which they ascribe many magical powers; including but not limited to Creation.
Keywords:  eighth, eight, dollar, cut, physically
Pieces of eight were physically cut into eighths; each piece is one bit
used to indicate one eighth of a dollar.
Keywords:  bucket
Keywords:  biddeth, sing, bid
3d sing. pr. of Bid, for biddeth.
A generic term which is commonly applied to both the auger and to the cutting blades. At Little Beaver, we use more precise terms to distinguish the auger, the replaceable point, and the replaceable blade.
A word used to describe computers, as in "Our daughter's computer cost quite a bit."
Broad In Training, often the daughter of a Broad.
Keywords:  miscellaneous, topics
Miscellaneous topics
An electroplated copper tip which melts the solder and forms the joint.
The speed of transmission. When a system lacks bandwidth, it is a way of saying the transmission is not fast enough for it to accomplish its tasks speedily.
Keywords:  bps, broadband
bps Broadband
Keywords:  screwdriver, screw, engages, tip, head
The tip of the screwdriver that engages the head of the screw.
Keywords:  coinages, colloquial, coin, world, word
The word bit is a colloquial reference to a specific coin in various coinages throughout the world.
Keywords:  char, lake, carrier
Carrier for Lake Char.
Keywords:  everytime, shoulder, teeth, marks, your
teeth marks on your shoulder give it away everytime.
In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.
Business Impact Test. A software tool designed to assist government analysts in understanding and evaluating the impacts of proposed regulatory measures on business and their cost effectiveness. For more on the BIT, please see Industry Canada.
Keywords:  blanks, fill
fill in the blanks
Keywords:  isdn, pots
Keywords:  integer, object, type
an object of type bit; that is, the integer or the integer .
Keywords:  bump, glass, small
A small bump of glass.
Keywords:  iron, plane, cutting
The cutting iron of a plane.
Keywords:  sql, guide, plus, book, search
(SQL*Plus User's Guide and Reference; search in this book)
Keywords:  symbol
the symbol of 0 and 1
Keywords:  interconnection, basic, test
Basic Interconnection Test»ù±3/4
Keywords:  density, block
bit density block
Keywords:  great, something
Somewhat; something, but not very great.
Keywords:  built, test
Built In Test
Keywords:  tool, edge, wood, cutting, working
The cutting edge of a wood-working tool.
Keywords:  mailing, lists
from Bitnet mailing lists
Keywords:  speed, measure, data, rate
A measure of speed or data rate.