# Definition of binary-coded decimal

## binary-coded decimal

### Definitions

noun

a number in binary code written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the corresponding decimal number. Abbreviation: BCD

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## binary coded decimal in Electrical Engineering*Powered by* COBUILD (baɪnəri koʊdɪd dɛsɪməl) or BCD

### Definitions

adjective

(Electrical engineering: Computing and control, Digital) A binary coded decimal number is one in which each decimal digit is encoded in binary, with four bits per decimal digit. ⇒ Engineers do use binary coded decimal numbers for some operations, which use groups of four binary numbers to represent each digit of a decimal number. ⇒ Binary coded decimal code is formed by converting each digit of a decimal number individually into its binary form. ⇒ A binary coded decimal number is one in which each decimal digit is encoded in binary, with four bits per decimal digit.

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