Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A standard code that uses 8 bits to represent each of up to 256 alphanumeric characters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • initialism computing Extended Binary-Coded-Decimal Interchange Code an 8-bit character set and encoding representing 256 alphanumeric and special characters.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[E(xtended) B(inary) C(oded) D(ecimal) I(nterchange) C(ode).]

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  • Pronounced Ebb-stick

    spotted pronounciation in May 8 2018 Computerphile video on YouTube

    May 9, 2018