# binary-coded decimal

## Definitions

### Electronics

- A system for expressing decimal digits in binary format, each
__decimal digit__ occupying four bits. For instance, the number 24 in decimal would be 11000 in binary, and 0010 0100 in binary-coded decimal. This avoids errors in conversion and rounding. Its abbreviation is BCD. Also called binary-coded __decimal system__. - acronymBCD

### Computing

- noun a representation of single decimal digits as a
__pattern__ of four binary digits

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