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Bit

The bit is the most basic unit of information in computing and digital communications. The name is a contraction of binary digit.
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Nat

A person who advocates political independence for a particular country
Winning the seat in central Scotland would give the Nats a massive psychological boost
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Bit

A small piece, part, or quantity of something
He read bits of his work to me
Give the duck a bit of bread
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Nat

A spirit in Burmese mythology, whose cult is followed alongside Buddhism.
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Bit

A set of actions or ideas associated with a specific group or activity
Miranda could go off and do her theatrical bit
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Nat

A logarithmic unit of information or entropy, based on natural logarithms.
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Bit

A girl or young woman
He went and married some young bit half his age
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Nat

(obsolete) Not.
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Bit

A person's genitals
You could see everything! All her bits!
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Nat

Not.
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Bit

A unit of 12 1/2 cents (used only in even multiples).
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Nat

Not at; nor at.
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Bit

A mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse.
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Bit

A tool or piece for boring or drilling
A drill bit
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Bit

A unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.
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Bit

Put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).
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Bit

A small portion, degree, or amount
A bit of lint.
A bit of luck.
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Bit

A brief amount of time; a moment
Wait a bit.
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Bit

A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
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Bit

A bit part.
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Bit

An entertainment routine given regularly by a performer; an act.
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Bit

A particular kind of action, situation, or behavior
Got tired of the macho bit.
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Bit

A matter being considered
What's this bit about inflation?.
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Bit

(Informal) An amount equal to one eighth of a dollar
Two bits.
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Bit

Chiefly British A small coin
A threepenny bit.
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Bit

The sharp part of a tool, such as the cutting edge of a knife or axe.
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Bit

A pointed and threaded tool for drilling and boring that is secured in a brace, bitstock, or drill press.
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Bit

The part of a key that enters the lock and engages the bolt and tumblers.
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Bit

The tip of the mouthpiece on a pipe or a cigarette or cigar holder.
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Bit

The metal mouthpiece of a bridle, serving to control, curb, and direct an animal.
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Bit

Something that controls, guides, or curbs.
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Bit

A binary digit, having either the value 0 or 1, used to store or represent data.
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Bit

To place a bit in the mouth of (a horse, for example).
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Bit

To check or control with or as if with a bit.
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Bit

To make or grind a bit on (a key).
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Bit

Past tense and a past participle of bite.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to bore holes.
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Bit

A coin of a specified value.
A threepenny bit
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Bit

A ten-cent piece, dime.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

(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.
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Bit

Fractions of a second.
The 400 metres race was won in 47 seconds and bits.
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Bit

A portion of something.
I'd like a big bit of cake, please.
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Bit

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!
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Bit

(slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
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Bit

The cutting iron of a plane.
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Bit

The bevelled front edge of an axehead along which the cutting edge runs.
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Bit

(BDSM) A gag of a style similar to a bridle.
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Bit

(MLE) A gun.
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Bit

A binary digit, generally represented as a 1 or 0.
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Bit

(computing) The smallest unit of storage in a digital computer, consisting of a binary digit.
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Bit

Any datum that may take on one of exactly two values.
Status bits on IRC
Permission bits in a file system
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Bit

(information theory) A unit of measure for information entropy.
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Bit

A microbitcoin, or a millionth of a bitcoin (0.000001 BTC).
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Bit

(transitive) To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of (a horse).
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Bit

Inflection of bite, bitten
I have been bit by your dog!
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Bit

Having been bitten.
Even though he's bit, of course the zombies would still chase him.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

Fig.: Anything which curbs or restrains.
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Bit

In the British West Indies, a fourpenny piece, or groat.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

Somewhat; something, but not very great.
My young companion was a bit of a poet.
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Bit

A tool for boring, of various forms and sizes, usually turned by means of a brace or bitstock. See Bitstock.
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Bit

The part of a key which enters the lock and acts upon the bolt and tumblers.
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Bit

The cutting iron of a plane.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

To put a bridle upon; to put the bit in the mouth of.
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Bit

The smallest unit of information, equivalent to a choice between two alternatives, as yes or no; on or off.
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Bit

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.
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Bit

A small quantity;
A spot of tea
A bit of paper
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Bit

A small fragment of something broken off from the whole;
A bit of rock caught him in the eye
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Bit

An indefinitely short time;
Wait just a moment
It only takes a minute
In just a bit
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Bit

An instance of some kind;
It was a nice piece of work
He had a bit of good luck
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Bit

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
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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
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Bit

A small amount of solid food; a mouthful;
All they had left was a bit of bread
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Bit

A small fragment;
Overheard snatches of their conversation
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Bit

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
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Bit

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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