# What Is Bit Definition In Computing?

A `bit`

is the smallest data storage and unit of measurement in computing. A bit can hold only one of the two data 0 or 1 . The bit is used also to specify the size of the RAM, GPU, CPU architecture, HDD size, variable sizes in programming, etc.

# Bit Stores Binary Data

A bit is the simples storage unit for data. Binary data can be stored in a bit where binary values consist of 0 and 1 . It may seem so simple which is not useful but it works. Every data in a traditional computer system is stored in bits with 0’s and 1’s.

# Bit May Store True and False

The stored values of the bit may have different meanings like `True`

and `False`

. As true and false are part of the logical values they can express as with 0 and 1 . Generally, 0 is used to express False and 1 is used to express True.

# 8 Bit is Equal To 1 Byte

As the bit is the smallest storage measurement unit there are other measurement limits bigger than bit. 8 Bit is equal 1 byte which is also a popular measurement unit in computing. There is also the following equations about bit.

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1 Nible = 4 Bit 1 Byte = 8 Bit 1 KiloByte = 8192 Bit 1 MegaByte = 8.388.608 Bit |

# B or b or Byte or Bit

While using bit as measurement units it can be expressed with some short-form like `b`

in Mbps. But it can be confused with the Byte which is expressed as `B`

. lower b is used express bit uppercase B is used to express Byte.

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Mbps = Megabit per second MBps = Megabyte per second Gbps = Gigabit per second GBps = Gigabyte per second |