Where Did the Computer Terms Pixel, Byte, and Modem Come From and What Do the Abbreviations Mean?

Each word is a contraction of two words.

Byte is a contraction of the words by eight and means eight bits.

Half a byte is four bits, or a nibble, depending how you look at it.

where did the computer terms pixel byte and modem come from and what do the abbreviations mean

The word pixel is an abbreviation of picture cell, while modem is a combination of the first letters in the words modulate and demodulate.

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