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- n. Either of the digits 0 or 1, used in the binary number system.
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- n. Either of the characters 0 or 1 used in the binary numeral system.
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- n. either 0 or 1 in binary notation
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The renowned former president of the American Physical Society and professor of physics at Princeton University, recipient of the Einstein Award and member of the National Academy of Sciences, John Archibald Wheeler, likened what underlies all existence to an idea, the “bit” the binary digit of information that gives rise to the “it,” the substance of matter.