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    bit - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bit

    Definition
    (noun) a small piece or quantity of something
    Synonyms : spot
    Example Sentence
    • a spot of tea
    • a bit of paper
    • a bit of lint
    • I gave him a bit of my mind
    Definition
    (noun) a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    Synonyms : chip , flake , fleck , scrap
    Example Sentence
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
    Definition
    (noun) an indefinitely short time
    Synonyms : minute , mo , moment , second
    Example Sentence
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit
    Definition
    (noun) an instance of some kind
    Synonyms : piece
    Example Sentence
    • it was a nice piece of work
    • he had a bit of good luck
    Definition
    (noun) piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding
    Example Sentence
    • the horse was not accustomed to a bit
    Definition
    (noun) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states
    Example Sentence
    • there are 8 bits in a byte
    Definition
    (noun) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    Synonyms : bite , morsel
    Example Sentence
    • all they had left was a bit of bread
    Definition
    (noun) a small fragment
    Synonyms : snatch
    Example Sentence
    • overheard snatches of their conversation
    Definition
    (noun) a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program
    Synonyms : act , number , routine , turn
    Example Sentence
    • he did his act three times every evening
    • she had a catchy little routine
    • it was one of the best numbers he ever did
    Definition
    (noun) the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers Definition
    (noun) the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press
    Example Sentence
    • he looked around for the right size bit
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