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Check bit   /tʃɛk bɪt/   Listen
Check bit

noun
1.
(computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error.  Synonyms: parity, parity bit.






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