## Measurement unit: bit

**Full name:** bit

**Plural form:** bits

**Symbol:** b

**Category type:** computer data storage

**Scale factor:** 0.125

Valid units must be of the **computer data storage** type.

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## Definition: Bit

A bit is a binary digit, taking a value of either 0 or 1. The bit is also a unit of measurement, the information capacity of one binary digit. It has the symbol bit, or b. There are 8 bits in 1 byte.

## Sample conversions: bit