American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Computer Science A standard code that uses 8 bits to represent each of up to 256 alphanumeric characters.
- computing Extended Binary-Coded-Decimal Interchange Code an 8-bit character set and encoding representing 256 alphanumeric and special characters.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Computers), acronym a 8-bit code for representing alphanumerical information in a digital information storage medium. It was used expecially on IBM mainframes, and differed substantially from the ASCII code.
- E(xtended) B(inary) C(oded) D(ecimal) I(nterchange) C(ode). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Conversion schemes are used to exchange information with systems by using different text and data representations, such as EBCDIC and ASCII.”
““At the end of the day, we have no idea when the last EBCDIC adjusted arithmetic is required,” he said.”
“Faced with the prospect of having to create a circuit to do EBCDIC [an IBM data-encoding standard from the 1960s] adjusted arithmetic, Mr. Gelsinger took some pains to convince an Intel marketing executive that it was foolish to maintain the ability to support that mode.”
“Somewhat like the difference between ASCII and EBCDIC.”
“I herd deh dongle went drektlee 2 deh mainframe adn den deh disk slipt adn deh frangible ikonz bypassed the router adn the EBCDIC fell on itz ASCII.”
“EBAC Equipmentc billing accuracy control EBCDIC Extended binary coded decimal interexchange code EBSP EBS prefix translations EBSP Enhanced business services prefix translations EC ESS entity and control group number EC Echo canceller EC Enfia ii tandem trunk INTER/TRA blocal 1-26”
“There are differences in character codes (ASCII vs. EBCDIC), in end of line conventions”
“Change EBCDIC to ASCII table position "BB" from value”
“(EBCDIC-to-ASCII) conversion and virtual circuit mode.”
“[*] The etext may be readily converted by the reader at no expense into plain ASCII, EBCDIC or equivalent form by the program that displays the etext (as is the case, for instance, with most word processors).”
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