word

In computing, word is a term for the natural unit of data used by a particular processor design. A word is basically a fixed-sized group of bits that are handled as a unit by the instruction set and/or hardware of the processor. The number of bits in a word (the word size, word width, or word length) is an important characteristic of any specific processor design or computer architecture.

modern general purpose computers usually use word size of 32 or 64 bits.

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