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16 bit




<architecture, programming> Using words containing sixteen bits.

This adjective often refers to the number of bits used internally by a computer's CPU.

E.g. "The Intel 8086 is a sixteen bit processor".

Its external data bus or address bus may be narrower.

The term may also refer to the size of an instruction in the computer's instruction set or to any other item of data.

See also 16-bit application.



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16450
16550
16550A
16650
16750C
32-bit application
baud
DBCS
hexadecimal
HPL
16-bit application
16C550
16C750
16C850
1802


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