: ux|en|A horse hates having a bit put in its mouth.
: ux|en|a threepenny bit
: ux|en|A quarter is two bits.
: ux|en|There were bits of paper all over the floor. Does your leg still hurt? / Just a bit now. Ive done my bit; I expect you to do yours.
: ux|en|Ill be there in a bit; I need to take care of something first. He was here just a bit ago, but it looks like hes stepped out.
: ux|en|Id like a big bit of cake, please.
: Am I bored? Not a bit of it!
*: My young companion was a bit of a poet.
: ux|en|His bit about video games was not nearly as entertaining as the other segments of his show.
: Thats a bit too sweet.
: Your dog bit me!
: I have been bit by your dog!
: ux|en|Even though hes bit, of course the zombies would still chase him.
: status bits on IRC; permission bits in a file system
*: The researchers found that the original texts spanned a variety of entropy values in different languages, reflecting differences in grammar and structure.
But strangely, the difference in entropy between the original, ordered text and the randomly scrambled text was constant across languages. This difference is a way to measure the amount of information encoded in word order, Montemurro says. The amount of information lost when they scrambled the text was about 3.5 bits per word.