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AMERICAN STANDARD CODE FOR INFORMATION INTERCHANGE (ASCII)

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Definition:
A code used in computers and communications systems in which each character, number, or special character is defined in eight bits.

Context:
Each character is assigned a one byte code, that is, a value between 0 and 255 (Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 79, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, New York, 2000, Annex VI - Glossary).

Source Publication:
United States Bureau of Census, Glossary of Selected Abbreviations and Acronyms + csci.csusb.edu.

Hyperlink:
http://www.csci.csusb.edu/dick/samples/comp.text.ASCII.html

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Created on Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Last updated on Friday, June 14, 2013