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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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)



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