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double word

[¦dəb·əl ′wərd]
(computer science)
A unit containing twice as many bits as a word.

double word

Twice the length of a single computer word. A double word is typically 32 bits long. See word.
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People who complain that in small-scale maps the name Birmingham sometimes is not fitted in between London and Manchester should try fitting the double words Greater Birmingham in the space.
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For improved programming time, the M58LW064 can be in-system programmed in groups of 16 words or eight double words at a time.
HONOLULU, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Words that move from left to right or up and down, words that are blurry or come in and out of focus or words that appear to float on the page, seeing double words or double sentences, re-reading the same lines -- these are some of the reading difficulties that students everywhere are struggling with.