Bit Byte and Word

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BIT
This is short for 'binary digit.'
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It's a single digit in a binary number, and it can be either 1 or 0.
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BYTE
This equates to 8 bits.
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With 8 bits you can store any number between 0 and 255.
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WORD
is basically the number of bits a particular computer's CPU can deal with in one go. It varies depending on the computer architecture you're using.
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On a 32-bit machine, you would see 32 wires running parallel to each other between the computer's memory controller and the CPU, for the purpose of giving the CPU access to one particular word of memory.
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It's a single digit in a binary number, and it can be either 1 or 0.

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BYTE

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Card 4

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With 8 bits you can store any number between 0 and 255.

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WORD

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