# Definition of 'binary-coded decimal'

## binary-coded decimal

noun

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

. Abbreviation: BCDCollins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers

## binary coded decimal in Electrical Engineering (baɪnəri koʊdɪd dɛsɪməl) or BCD

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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