"8-bit" meaning in English

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Adjective

IPA: /ˌeɪtˈbɪt/
Head templates: {{en-adj|-|head=8-bit}} 8-bit (not comparable)
  1. (computing, of a word size, or an integer) Represented using units of 8 bits (1 byte) Tags: not-comparable, of a word size Categories (topical): Computing, Eight, Video games Related terms: 7-bit, 16-bit Translations (represented using 8 bits): 8-բիթանի (8-bitʿani) (Armenian), 8位元 (bā wèiyuán) (Chinese Mandarin), osmibitový (Czech), 8-bittinen (Finnish), kahdeksanbittinen (Finnish), kasibittinen [colloquial] (Finnish), 8 bites (Hungarian), 8ビット (hachi bitto) (Japanese), ośmiobitowy [masculine] (Polish), 8-bitowy [masculine] (Polish), de 8-biți (Romanian), восьмиби́тный (vosʹmibítnyj) [masculine] (Russian)
    Sense id: en-8-bit-en-adj-en:computing Disambiguation of Eight: 53 47 Disambiguation of Video games: 58 42 Topics: computing, engineering, mathematics, natural-sciences, physical-sciences, sciences Disambiguation of 'represented using 8 bits': 91 9
  2. (computer graphics, music) Originating from or resembling the art or music of the 8-bit computer era. Tags: not-comparable Categories (topical): Computer graphics, Music, Eight
    Sense id: en-8-bit-en-adj-en:art Disambiguation of Eight: 53 47 Topics: computer-graphics, computing, engineering, entertainment, lifestyle, mathematics, music, natural-sciences, physical-sciences, sciences

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