Definition of Gray code in English:

Gray code

Line breaks: Gray code

noun

A numerical code used in computing in which consecutive integers are represented by binary numbers differing in only one digit.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

Definition of Gray code in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day nous
Pronunciation: naʊs
noun
common sense; practical intelligence