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stop bit

Syllabification: stop bit

Definition of stop bit in English:

noun

Telecommunications
(In asynchronous data transfers) one of a pattern of bits that indicate the end of a character or of the whole transmission.
Example sentences
  • Simply configure the minicom to speak to an unused serial port, set the speed to 9,600 baud, 8 bits, no parity and 1 - stop bit.
  • The default profile is appropriate for most devices with serial consoles that operate at 9,600 baud, 8 bits, no parity and 1 stop bit.

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