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bite

1. Angling an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure
2. the depth of cut of a machine tool
3. the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece
4. Dentistry the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally
5. the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth
6. the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate

What does it mean when you dream about a bite?

If one is being bitten in a dream, it can reflect feelings about something threatening in one’s environment, or feeling threatened by one’s own repressed anger or sexuality. If the dreamer is doing the biting, it can reflect everything from self-assertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. Biting finds expression in an usually large range of idioms that might find expression in dreams: “bite the bullet,” “their bark is worse than their bite,” “bite off more than you can chew,” “bite the dust,” “bite the hand that feeds you,” “bite their head off,” and “they won’t bite.” (See also Dentures, Teeth).

bite

[bīt]
(biology)
To seize with the teeth.
Closure of the lower teeth against the upper teeth.
(engineering)
In glazing, the length of overlap of the inner edge of a frame over the edge of the glass.
(graphic arts)
In photoengraving, the various stages of etching accomplished through the action of acid.
(medicine)
Skin injury produced by an animal's teeth or the mouthparts of an insect.

bite

In glazing, the distance by which the inner edge of a frame (or a stop) overlaps the edge of the glass or panel.

BITE (built-in test equipment)

A monitoring device that assesses the serviceability and health of aircraft and/or engines and indicates the results. It assists both the maintenance personnel and the aircrew.

bite

byte

(BinarY TablE) The common unit of computer storage from desktop computer to mainframe. It is made up of eight binary digits (bits). A ninth bit may be used in the memory (RAM) circuits as a parity bit for error checking. See parity checking.

A byte holds one alphabetic character such as the letter A, a dollar sign or decimal point. For numeric data, one byte holds one decimal digit (0-9), two "packed decimal" digits (00-99) or a binary number from 0 to 255. See space/time.

From Bite to Byte
IBM coined the term in the mid-1950s to mean the smallest addressable group of bits in a computer, which was originally not eight. The first spelling of the word was "bite," but the y was added to avoid misspelling between "bit" and "bite."

Byte Specifications


Drives and memory (RAM) are rated in bytes. For example, a 512-gigabyte (512GB) drive stores 512 billion characters of program instructions and data permanently, while eight gigabytes (8GBs) of RAM holds eight billion temporarily. The first hard drives in early personal computers held 5MB, and RAM was 64K. See memory and file size.


Eight Bits Make Up One Byte
There are eight binary digits (bits) in a byte, but there can also be nine bits per byte in RAM cells that include error correction (see parity checking).







The Bytes Got Really Small!
In 1991, this hard drive held 670 megabytes. By 2018, the microSD flash memory card (arrow) had 750 times as much storage. The disk weighs 17 pounds in its case (not shown), and the flash memory card weighs half a gram. See microSD.
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