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  1. bit
    IPA[bit]
  2. noun

    • 1. a mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse.

    • 2. a tool or piece for boring or drilling, typically of metal:

      a drill bit
    • 3. the cutting or gripping part of a plane, pliers, or other tool.

    • 4. the part of a key that engages with the lock lever.

    • 5. the copper head of a soldering iron.

    verb

    • 1. put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).

    • 2. restrain:

      my own hysteria was bitted by upbringing and respect
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: bit, plural noun: bits

    • noun

      a small piece, part, or quantity of something:

      a short time or distance:

    • noun

      a unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.
    • verb

      past of bite
    • noun

      a small piece, part, or quantity of something:

      a short time or distance:

    • noun

      a mouthpiece, typically made of metal, which is attached to a bridle and used to control a horse.

      a tool or piece for boring or drilling:

    • verb

      put a bit into the mouth of (a horse).

      restrain:

    • verb

      past of bite
    • noun

      a unit of information expressed as either a 0 or 1 in binary notation.
    • adjective

      insignificant, cheap, or worthless:
    • noun

      the number of bits per second that can be transmitted along a digital network.
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