overflow bit

overflow bit

(1)
A flag on some processors indicating an attempt to calculate a result too large for the destination register to hold.

overflow bit

(2)
More generally, an indication of any kind of capacity overload condition. "Well, the Ada description was baroque all right, but I could hack it OK until they got to the exception handling ... that set my overflow bit."

overflow bit

(3)
The hypothetical bit that will be set if a hacker doesn't get to make a trip to the Room of Porcelain Fixtures: "I'd better process an internal interrupt before the overflow bit gets set".
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To achieve this, the time base circuit gets information of last digit and overflow bit from the counter circuit.
Since we can get around this problem by having an overflow bit, we remember if there was overflow, but that bit is set to zero at each step of the search.
At each step we record the overflow bits in an overflow state, and we reset the overflow bits of all individual states (in fact, we only have to do this each k steps, but such improvement is not practical).