See also: Byte and bytě

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

An alteration of the word bite so it would not be accidentally misspelled as bit. Coined by Werner Buchholz in 1956, during the early design phase for the IBM 7030 Stretch computer.[1][2][3]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte (plural bytes)

  1. (computing) A short sequence of bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word.
  2. (computing, most commonly) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits, which can represent any of 256 distinct values.
    Synonyms: B, octet
    The word “hello” fits into five bytes of ASCII code.

Derived termsEdit

(unit of storage): {{col4|en|title=Compound words |kilobyte |megabyte |gigabyte |terabyte |petabyte |exabyte |zettabyte |yottabyte

other phrases

Coordinate termsEdit

(unit of storage):

(machine word):

TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Werner Buchholz (February 1977), “The Word “Byte” Comes Of Age”, in Byte Magazine[1], volume 2, issue 2, page 144: “A byte was described as consisting of any number of parallel bits from one to six. Thus a byte was assumed to have a length appropriate for the occasion.”
  2. ^ “Timeline Of The IBM Stretch/Harvest Era (1956–1961)”, in Computer History Museum[2], (please provide a date or year)
  3. ^ “Definition of 'Byte'”, in The Jargon File[3], 2003, archived from the original on 1 July 2003, retrieved 23 March 2007

AnagramsEdit


CzechEdit

Etymology 1Edit

 
Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
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Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte m

  1. byte
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte

  1. vocative singular of byt

Further readingEdit

  • byte in Kartotéka Novočeského lexikálního archivu
  • byte in Akademický slovník cizích slov, 1995, at prirucka.ujc.cas.cz

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English byte.

NounEdit

byte

  1. (slang, rare) byte

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of byte (Kotus type 8/nalle, no gradation)
nominative byte bytet
genitive byten bytejen
partitive byteä bytejä
illative byteen byteihin
singular plural
nominative byte bytet
accusative nom. byte bytet
gen. byten
genitive byten bytejen
byteinrare
partitive byteä bytejä
inessive bytessä byteissä
elative bytestä byteistä
illative byteen byteihin
adessive bytellä byteillä
ablative byteltä byteiltä
allative bytelle byteille
essive bytenä byteinä
translative byteksi byteiksi
instructive bytein
abessive bytettä byteittä
comitative byteineen
Possessive forms of byte (type nalle)
possessor singular plural
1st person byteni bytemme
2nd person bytesi bytenne
3rd person bytensä

SynonymsEdit


HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English byte.[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte (plural byte-ok)

  1. (computing) byte (a unit of computing storage equal to eight bits)

Usage notesEdit

It also occurs in the form bájt (along with its prefixed forms), but this spelling is not supported by most authoritative spelling dictionaries.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative byte byte-ok
accusative byte-ot byte-okat
dative byte-nak byte-oknak
instrumental byte-tal byte-okkal
causal-final byte-ért byte-okért
translative byte-tá byte-okká
terminative byte-ig byte-okig
essive-formal byte-ként byte-okként
essive-modal
inessive byte-ban byte-okban
superessive byte-on byte-okon
adessive byte-nál byte-oknál
illative byte-ba byte-okba
sublative byte-ra byte-okra
allative byte-hoz byte-okhoz
elative byte-ból byte-okból
delative byte-ról byte-okról
ablative byte-tól byte-októl
non-attributive
possessive - singular
byte-é byte-oké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
byte-éi byte-okéi
Possessive forms of byte
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. byte-om byte-jaim
2nd person sing. byte-od byte-jaid
3rd person sing. byte-ja byte-jai
1st person plural byte-unk byte-jaink
2nd person plural byte-otok byte-jaitok
3rd person plural byte-juk byte-jaik

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tótfalusi, István. Idegenszó-tár: Idegen szavak értelmező és etimológiai szótára (’A Storehouse of Foreign Words: an explanatory and etymological dictionary of foreign words’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2005. →ISBN

Further readingEdit

  • byte in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (’A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2022)
  • Biró, János. Helyesírási kérdések A magyar nyelv nagyszótárának írása közben (“Questions of spelling while compiling the Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language”) (see page 5 in the PDF, page 55 in the original)

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English byte.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte m (invariable)

  1. (computing) byte
    Synonym: bicarattere

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

byte

  1. Alternative form of biten

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte m (plural bytes)

  1. (computing) byte (unit equivalent to 8 bits)

SynonymsEdit

  • Abbreviations: B

Coordinate termsEdit

Related termsEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English byte.

NounEdit

byte m (plural byți)

  1. (computing) byte

DeclensionEdit


SlovakEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

byte m

  1. byte

Further readingEdit

  • byte in Slovak dictionaries at slovnik.juls.savba.sk

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English byte.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbait/, [ˈbai̯t̪]

NounEdit

byte m (plural bytes)

  1. byte

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Related to byta (to change, to exchange, to swap)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte n

  1. trading, exchange, change
  2. catch, plunder, loot
DeclensionEdit
Declension of byte 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte bytet byten bytena
Genitive bytes bytets bytens bytenas

Etymology 2Edit

Unadapted borrowing from English byte.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

byte c

  1. a byte (8 bits, in computers)
DeclensionEdit
Declension of byte 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative byte byten byte byten
Genitive bytes bytens bytes bytens

ReferencesEdit