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  Definition of bit
  1. the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit"
  2. piece of metal held in horse''s mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
  3. a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
  4. a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
  5. an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
  6. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
  7. a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
  8. a unit of measurement of information (from Binary + digIT); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
  9. a small quantity; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"
  10. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
Similar Words: act, routine, number, turn, snatch, piece, morsel, bite, chip, flake, fleck, scrap, spot, moment, minute, second

 

Hyponyms: bur, burr, center bit, centre bit, chamfer bit, counterbore, countersink, countersink bit, drilling bit, drill bit, expansion bit, expansive bit, pilot bit, spade bit, twist bit, twist drill, bar bit, bridoon, curb, curb bit, Pelham, snaffle, snaffle bit, show-stopper, showstopper, stopper, chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad, crumb, sop, sops, matchwood, scale, scurf, exfoliation, splinter, sliver, flinders, parity bit, parity, check bit, blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute

 

Part Meronyms: drill, bridle, byte

 

Derivational Morphology: act, play, roleplay, playact, represent, peel off, peel, flake off, flake, chip, chip off, come off, break away, break off, knap, cut off

 

Language Translations:
Dutch: beetje and bit   Finnish: bitti and pala  
French: bit and petit morceau   German: Bißchen and Bit  
Greek: δυφίο   Hebrew: ביט  
Icelandic: biti   Italian: poco  
Japanese: ちょっと and ビット   Latvian: bits  
Lithuanian: bitas   Portuguese: bocado  
Russian: бит and кусок   Slovene: košček  
Swedish: bit   Telugu: ముక్క  
 
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