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Glossary of Terms

ASCII - An Acronym for: American Stantard Code for Information Interchange. Used by all Personal Computers and the Internet.
BCD - An acronym for: Binary Coded Decimal. Used by older mainframe computers by Burroughs, Bull, CDC (Control Data Corp.), IBM, GEC (GE Corp.), Siemans, Sperry, and Univac.
BCDIC - An acronym for: Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. Used in older IBM mainframe computers
Binary Digit - A 0 or 1 digit.
Bit - A short form of "Binary Digit".
Byte - A single character in binary digits. Most commonly today 8 bits.
EBCDIC - An Acronym for: Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code. Used mainly in IBM and other mainframe computers to encode data into 8-bit bytes.
Parity Bit - is a bit that is added to ensure that the number of 1-bits in a byte is even or odd. Parity bits are used as the simplest form of error detecting code.

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