Definitions

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  • n. An alternative spelling of nibble
  • n. Half of a byte
  • n. four bits

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small byte

Etymologies

Punningly from nibble, a small bite, with the i changed to y by analogy with byte, as if that word had been formed in the same way from bite (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A Dublin based e-learning company called nybble picked up on my 2 year old post about cheating at Leaving Cert Maths (with mobile phones) - We are currently looking into adapting PointsBuilder so that it can be used on a mobile phone and allow students to revise for their Leaving Cert Maths exam while on the move.

    Nibbles

  • The first part of this script puts all 16 combinations of 4-bit nybbles (nybble = half a byte) and their equivalent binary formatted strings (0 = '0000', 14 = '1110') into a temp table called #Nybbles.

    SQLblog.com - The SQL Server blog spot on the web

  • So I registered my name (and granted, I did get nybble which actually did surprise me, so maybe there’s something to this whole thing) and dug in.

    Knee-jerk review of Ymail v. Gmail (v. Mail.app) : #comments

  • Fill in the nickname of the person you’d like to check nybble (me!) for example – and it will show you the count from my most recent 30 300 likes.

    Friendfeed Like Compatibility Calculator : #comments

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  • four bits; half a byte

    April 15, 2008