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Definition of 'bit'

Noun

  1. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
       Synonyms: spot
  2. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
       Synonyms: chip flake fleck scrap
  3. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
       Synonyms: moment minute second
  4. an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
       Synonyms: piece
  5. 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"
  6. 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"
  7. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
       Synonyms: morsel bite
  8. a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
       Synonyms: snatch
  9. 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"
       Synonyms: act routine number turn
  10. 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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