Definition of binary coded decimal in English:

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binary coded decimal

(abbreviation BCD)

noun

Electronics
1A system for coding a number in which each digit of a decimal number is represented individually by its binary equivalent.
Example sentences
  • Naturally, it would be easy to design a special circuit for the binary coded decimal arithmetic.
  • We have many types of switch products that provide binary coded decimal output available.
  • The name of any data type stored and manipulated in decimal digits at the binary level is binary coded decimal or BCD for short.
1.1A number represented as a binary coded decimal.
Example sentences
  • This is illustrated in FIG.1 wherein six digits of binary coded decimals are recorded for a specific frame.
  • In its 1972 Gottschalk v. Benson decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that an innovative method for transforming binary coded decimals into pure binary form could not be patented, even
  • When John wrote 1,900 years ago, he did not know anything about the binary number system, computers, or why computers would require binary coded decimals.

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Syllabification: bi·na·ry cod·ed dec·i·mal

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