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Bit vs. Abit — Which is Correct Spelling?

Bit vs. Abit — Which is Correct Spelling?

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The bit is the most basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. The name is a contraction of binary digit.
A small piece, part, or quantity of something
He read bits of his work to me
Give the duck a bit of bread
A set of actions or ideas associated with a specific group or activity
Miranda could go off and do her theatrical bit
A girl or young woman
He went and married some young bit half his age
A person's genitals
You could see everything! All her bits!
A unit of 12 1/2 cents (used only in even multiples).
A mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse.
A tool or piece for boring or drilling
A drill bit
A unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.
Put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).
A small portion, degree, or amount
A bit of lint.
A bit of luck.
A brief amount of time; a moment
Wait a bit.
A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
A bit part.
An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act.
A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior
Got tired of the macho bit.
A matter being considered
What's this bit about inflation?.
(Informal) An amount equal to one eighth of a dollar
Two bits.
Chiefly British A small coin
A threepenny bit.
The sharp part of a tool, such as the cutting edge of a knife or axe.
A pointed and threaded tool for drilling and boring that is secured in a brace, bitstock, or drill press.
The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers.
The tip of the mouthpiece on a pipe or a cigarette or cigar holder.
The metal mouthpiece of a bridle, serving to control, curb, and direct an animal.
Something that controls, guides, or curbs.
A binary digit, having either the value 0 or 1, used to store or represent data.
To place a bit in the mouth of (a horse, for example).
To check or control with or as if with a bit.
To make or grind a bit on (a key).
Past tense and a past participle of bite.
A piece of metal placed in a horse's mouth and connected to the reins to direct the animal.
A horse hates having a bit put in its mouth.
A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.
A coin of a specified value.
A threepenny bit
A ten-cent piece, dime.
A unit of currency or coin in the Americas worth a fraction of a Spanish dollar; now specifically, an eighth of a US dollar.
A quarter is two bits.
In the southern and southwestern states, a small silver coin (such as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12½ cents; also, the sum of 12½ cents.
A small amount of something.
There were bits of paper all over the floor.
Does your leg still hurt? —Just a bit now.
I've done my bit; I expect you to do yours.
(informal) Specifically, a small amount of time.
I'll be there in a bit; I need to take care of something first.
He was here just a bit ago, but it looks like he's stepped out.
Fractions of a second.
The 400 metres race was won in 47 seconds and bits.
A portion of something.
I'd like a big bit of cake, please.
Somewhat; something, but not very great; also used like jot and whit to express the smallest degree. See also a bit.
Am I bored? Not a bit of it!
(slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
An excerpt of material making up part of a show, comedy routine, etc.
His bit about video games was not nearly as entertaining as the other segments of his show.
The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
The cutting iron of a plane.
The bevelled front edge of an axehead along which the cutting edge runs.
(BDSM) A gag of a style similar to a bridle.
(MLE) A gun.
A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
(computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
Status bits on IRC
Permission bits in a file system
(information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.
A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).
(transitive) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of (a horse).
Inflection of bite, bitten
I have been bit by your dog!
Having been bitten.
Even though he's bit, of course the zombies would still chase him.
The part of a bridle, usually of iron, which is inserted in the mouth of a horse, and having appendages to which the reins are fastened.
The foamy bridle with the bit of gold.
Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
A part of anything, such as may be bitten off or taken into the mouth; a morsel; a bite. Hence: A small piece of anything; a little; a mite.
Somewhat; something, but not very great.
My young companion was a bit of a poet.
A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
In the Southern and Southwestern States, a small silver coin (as the real) formerly current; commonly, one worth about 12 1/2 cents; also, the sum of 12 1/2 cents.
To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
The smallest unit of information, equivalent to a choice between two alternatives, as yes or no; on or off.
The physical representation of a bit of information in a computer memory or a data storage medium. Within a computer circuit a bit may be represented by the state of a current or an electrical charge; in a magnetic storage medium it may be represented by the direction of magnetization; on a punched card or on paper tape it may be represented by the presence or absence of a hole at a particular point on the card or tape.
A small quantity;
A spot of tea
A bit of paper
A small fragment of something broken off from the whole;
A bit of rock caught him in the eye
An indefinitely short time;
Wait just a moment
It only takes a minute
In just a bit
An instance of some kind;
It was a nice piece of work
He had a bit of good luck
Piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding;
The horse was not accustomed to a bit
A unit of measurement of information (from Binary + digIT); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states;
There are 8 bits in a byte
A small amount of solid food; a mouthful;
All they had left was a bit of bread
A small fragment;
Overheard snatches of their conversation
A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program;
He did his act three times every evening
She had a catchy little routine
It was one of the best numbers he ever did
The cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press;
He looked around for the right size bit

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