status byte

status byte

[′stad·əs ‚bīt]
(computer science)
A byte of storage whose contents indicate the activities currently taking place in some part of the computer or various conditions governing the execution of a computer program; often, each bit is assigned a particular meaning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Data bytes contained in the device informed about what values are assigned to events, which carries the status byte.