Definition of Check bit

1. Noun. (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error.

Exact synonyms: Parity, Parity Bit
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Bit

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Check Bit

check-out procedure
check bit (current term)
check box
check boxes
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check digit
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check is in the mail
check ligaments of eyeball
check ligaments of odontoid
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Literary usage of Check bit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Life with the Trotters by John Splan (1889)
"In talking the matter over with juy friend Hickok, he advised that I try her with a check bit, side check, and nose-band attachment. ..."

2. The Improved Practical System of Educating the Horse by A. H. Rockwell, National Trotting Association (1872)
"Buckle your shorter ends to your check-bit. Take your head-stall, and an inch each ... with buckles on both sides, to the check-bit, and pass it through the ..."

3. The Private Stable: Its Establishment, Management, and Appointments by James Albert [Garland (1899)
"A check bit is almost invariably used in conjunction with the snaffle and its forms are almost as numerous as those of the snaffle. Horses with good mouths, ..."

4. Network Security by David J. Stang (1991)
"A check bit appended to a character to make the sum of all the bits, including the check bit, always odd or always even. Patch. ..."

5. Productive Horse Husbandry by Carl Warren Gay (1914)
"The check bit may even be dropped completely out of the mouth, although the rein seemed tight when the horse was standing. They are out of place on the ..."

6. Planetary, Lunar, and Solar Positions, 601 B.C. to A.D. 1 at Five-day and by Bryant Tuckerman (1990)
"The output was produced on magnetic tape. Each character on the tape carries an automatically produced parity check bit. From the magnetic tape the output ..."

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