binary-coded decimal system

[ bahy-nuh-ree-koh-did, -ner-ee- ]
/ ˈbaɪ nə riˌkoʊ dɪd, -nɛr i- /

noun

a numerical system in which each decimal digit is represented by a unique collection of binary digits, not necessarily the same as those used in binary notation. Abbreviation: BCD
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