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0xab

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Hexadecimal notation that is used to define a byte (i.e., eight bits) of information, where a and b each specify four bits of  information and have values from the range {0, 1, 2,…F}. For example, 0xc6 is used to represent 11000110, where c is 1100, and 6 is 0110.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-90A Rev. 1