# Bit - Binary Number

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### Table of Contents

## 1 - About

A bit also known as binary digit is the smallest unit of the binary numeral system. ie `0`

or `1`

whereas the smallest unit of computer storage is a byte, which represents 8 bits.

A binary 'bit' is also known as binary digit.

The term binary implies the numeral system base 2

## 2 - Articles Related

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## 3 - Computer

### 3.1 - implementation

A bit in a computer is represented by the state of a transistor. See transistor state.

The more transistor, the more bit.

### 3.2 - storage

The smallest unit of computer that is stored is a byte, which represents 8 bits.

### 3.3 - addition

### 3.4 - name

- nibble - 4 bit
- byte - 8 byte
- more … See Byte unit

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