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bit

(bit),
1. The smallest unit of digital information expressed in the binary system of notation (either 0 or 1).
2. The electrical signal used in electronic computers.
Synonym(s): binary digit

bi·na·ry dig·it

(bī'nar-ē dij'it)
1. The smallest unit of digital information expressed in the binary system of notation (either 0 or 1).
2. The signal in computing.

binary digit

Either of two digits, 0 or 1, used in computing or counting.
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It digitizes the subscriber's account information and voice and turns them into a high-speed stream of binary digits. A telephone using TDMA technology transmits its digitized information only during an assigned time slot a mere several thousandths of a second long.