bits /pl.n./ 1. Information. Examples: "I need some bits
about file formats." ("I need to know about file formats.")
Compare core dump, sense 4. 2. Machine-readable
representation of a document, specifically as contrasted with
paper: "I have only a photocopy of the Jargon File; does anyone
know where I can get the bits?". See softcopy, source of
all good bits See also bit.
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