[ as-kee ]
/ ˈæs ki /
a standard code, consisting of 128 7-bit combinations, for characters stored in a computer or to be transmitted between computers.
CHALLENGE YOURSELF WITH THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL PART OF SPEECH QUIZ!
How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
Question 1 of 10
In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.
Origin of ASCII
A(merican) S(tandard) C(ode for) I(nformation) I(nterchange)
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Example sentences from the Web for ascii
Below is an ascii representation of the plans along with a key to the rooms.
To see an ascii rendering of the diagram of the Lion House, download the text or html version of this ebook.
British Dictionary definitions for ascii
/ (ˈæskiː) /
n acronym for
American standard code for information interchange: a computer code for representing alphanumeric characters
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Scientific definitions for ascii
[ ăs′kē ]
A code that assigns the numbers 0 through 127 to the letters of the alphabet, the digits 0 through 9, punctuation marks, and certain other characters. For example, the capital letter A is coded as 65 (binary 1000001). By standardizing the values used to represent written text, ASCII enables computers to exchange information. Basic, or standard, ASCII uses seven bits for each character code, giving it 27, or 128, unique symbols. Various larger character sets, called extended ASCII, use eight bits for each character, yielding 128 additional codes numbered 128 to 255. Compare Unicode.
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Cultural definitions for ascii
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