(1) Switching a bit from 0 to 1 or 1 to 0.
(2) Same as bit manipulation which is processing individual bits within a byte. This is considered to be very low-level programming and is often used in graphics and systems programming.
(3) Similar to computer geek, bit flipper is the slang term used to describe an individual with a passion for computers and electronic devices to the exclusion of other normal human interests. Usually has a large cache of electronic toys or gadgets. Depending on the context, it can be used in either a derogatory or affectionate manner. Synonymous with geek or nerd.
- Bit Map
)A representation, consisting of rows and columns of dots, of a graphics image in computer memory. The value of each dot (whether it is filled in or not) is stored in one or more bits of data. For simple monochrome images, one bit is sufficient to represent each dot, but for colors and shades of […]
- bit-mapped graphics
)Refers to hardware and software that represent graphics images as bit maps. The other method for representing images is known as vector graphics.
- bit rate
The ratio of the number of bits that are transferred between devices in a specified amount of time, typically one second. Bit rate is the same as data rate, data transfer rate and bit time.
Refers to a type of microprocessor in which the MPU is split apart into CU (control unit) and ALU (arithmetic logic unit) chips.
- bit stuffing
The practice of adding bits to a stream of data. Bit stuffing is required by many network and communications protocols for the following reasons: To prevent data being interpreted as control information. For example, many frame-based protocols, such as X.25, signal the beginning and end of a frame with six consecutive 1 bits. Therefore, if […]