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bitstream

Syllabification: bit·stream
Pronunciation: /ˈbitstrēm
 
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Definition of bitstream in English:

noun

Electronics
1A stream of data in binary form.
Example sentences
  • A psycho-acoustical encoder psycho-acoustically encodes the second audio signal and outputs a second bitstream and a second bit rate possessed by a second bitstream.
  • To effect the manipulation and associated re-creation of the data flow, time slots need to occur at the same relative rate in the bitstream.
  • Each quality layer represents an incremental contribution (possibly empty) from the embedded bitstream associated with each code-block in the image.
1.1 (Bitstream) trademark A system of digital-to-analog signal conversion used in some audio CD players, in which the signal from the CD is digitally processed to give a signal at a higher frequency before being converted to an analog signal.
Example sentences
  • Some of the next generation of Bitstream CD players and digital decoders, including the Meridian 603 and 606 converters, will incorporate this new chip.
  • What characterizes well-designed bitstream CD players is the absence of the metallic hardness that often marred the sound of low-cost CD players.
  • In the days before Bitstream, CD players came with impressive labels like 16x4 (16-bit/four-times oversampling), PEM (Pulse Edge Modulated), PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) and Multi Stage Noise Shaping (MASH).

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