bit-oriented protocol


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bit-oriented protocol

[¦bit ‚ȯr·ē‚ent·əd ′prōd·ə‚kȯl]
(communications)
A communications protocol in which individual bits within a byte are used as control codes.

bit-oriented protocol

A communications protocol that uses individual bits within the byte as control codes, such as IBM's SDLC. Contrast with byte-oriented protocol.