Definition of Gray code in English:

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  • A numerical code used in computing in which consecutive integers are represented by binary numbers differing in only one digit.
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    • The standard remedy is an alternative to the ordinary binary numbers called a Gray code, which replaces the cliffs with gentler slopes.
    • He popularized the application of Gray codes to puzzle solving.
    • Unusual number system bases and Gray codes are described in detail in two chapters.


mid 20th century: named after Frank Gray (1887–1969), American physicist.

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