bit

2
[ bit ]
/ bɪt /

noun

Idioms for bit

Origin of bit

2
before 1000; Middle English bite, Old English bita bit, morsel; cognate with German Bissen, Old Norse biti. See bite

Definition for every bit (2 of 2)

every
[ ev-ree ]
/ ˈɛv ri /

adjective

being one of a group or series taken collectively; each: We go there every day.
all possible; the greatest possible degree of: every prospect of success.

Origin of every

1125–75; Middle English every, everich, Old English ǣfre ǣlc ever each

synonym study for every

1. See each.
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British Dictionary definitions for every bit (1 of 5)

every
/ (ˈɛvrɪ) /

determiner

each one (of the class specified), without exceptionevery child knows it
(not used with a negative) the greatest or best possibleevery hope of success
each: used before a noun phrase to indicate the recurrent, intermittent, or serial nature of a thingevery third day; every now and then; every so often
every bit (used in comparisons with as) quite; just; equallyevery bit as funny as the other show
every other each alternate; every secondevery other day
every which way
  1. in all directions; everywhereI looked every which way for you
  2. US and Canadian from all sidesstones coming at me every which way

Word Origin for every

C15 everich, from Old English ǣfre ǣlc, from ǣfre ever + ǣlc each

British Dictionary definitions for every bit (2 of 5)

bit1
/ (bɪt) /

noun

Word Origin for bit

Old English bite action of biting; see bite

British Dictionary definitions for every bit (3 of 5)

bit2
/ (bɪt) /

noun

verb bits, bitting or bitted (tr)

to put a bit in the mouth of (a horse)
to restrain; curb

Word Origin for bit

Old English bita; related to Old English bītan to bite

British Dictionary definitions for every bit (4 of 5)

bit3
/ (bɪt) /

verb

the past tense and (archaic) past participle of bite

British Dictionary definitions for every bit (5 of 5)

bit4
/ (bɪt) /

noun maths computing

a single digit of binary notation, represented either by 0 or by 1
the smallest unit of information, indicating the presence or absence of a single feature
a unit of capacity of a computer, consisting of an element of its physical structure capable of being in either of two states, such as a switch with on and off positions, or a microscopic magnet capable of alignment in two directions

Word Origin for bit

C20: from abbreviation of binary digit
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Scientific definitions for every bit

bit
[ bĭt ]

The smallest unit of computer memory. A bit holds one of two possible values, either of the binary digits 0 or 1. The term comes from the phrase binary digit. See Note at byte.
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Cultural definitions for every bit

bit

The smallest unit of information. One bit corresponds to a “yes” or “no.” Some examples of a bit of information: whether a light is on or off, whether a switch (like a transistor) is on or off, whether a grain of magnetized iron points up or down.

notes for bit

The information in a digital computer is stored in the form of bits.
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Idioms and Phrases with every bit (1 of 3)

every bit

1

All of something, as in Eat every bit of that broccoli!

2

In all ways, equally. For example, He is every bit as smart as his sister. Also see every little bit helps.

Idioms and Phrases with every bit (2 of 3)

bit

Idioms and Phrases with every bit (3 of 3)

every

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