bit manipulation

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bit manipulation

[′bit mə‚nip·yə′lā‚shən]
(computer science)
Changing bits from one state to the other, usually to influence the operation of a computer program. Also known as bit flipping.
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bit manipulation

Processing individual bits within a byte. Bit-level manipulation is very low-level programming, often done in graphics and systems programming. See bit flipping.
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