Sector vs Byte - What's the difference?

sector | byte |


As nouns the difference between sector and byte

is that sector is section while byte is a byte, small binary data unit.

sector

English

(wikipedia sector)

Noun

(en noun)
  • section
  • zone (designated area).
  • (geometry) part of a circle, extending to the center
  • (computing) fixed-sized unit (traditionally 512 bytes) of sequential data stored on a track of a digital medium (compare to block)
  • (military) an area designated by boundaries within which a unit operates, and for which it is responsible
  • (military) one of the subdivisions of a coastal frontier
  • (science fiction) a fictional region of space designated for navigational or governance purposes; for instance, ,
  • (calculation) an instrument consisting of two rulers of equal length joined by a hinge W
  • a field of economic activity
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-28, author=(Joris Luyendijk)
  • , volume=189, issue=3, page=21, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Our banks are out of control , passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.}}

    Derived terms

    * subsector * boot sector * private sector * public sector * state sector

    See also

    * area of influence * boot block * zone of action

    Anagrams

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    byte

    English

    Noun

    (en noun) (wikipedia byte)
  • (computing) A sequence of adjacent bits (binary digits) that can be operated on as a unit by a computer; the smallest usable machine word; nearly always eight bits, which can represent an integer from 0 to 255 or a single character of text.
  • (computing) A unit of computing storage equal to eight bits
  • The word “hello” fits into five bytes of ASCII code.

    Synonyms

    * (unit of storage) B * (eight bits) (l)

    Derived terms

    (unit of storage) * kilobyte * megabyte * gigabyte * terabyte * petabyte * exabyte * yottabyte

    See also

    * word , doubleword , longword ,

    Anagrams

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