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bit string

Definition(s):

  An ordered sequence of 0 and 1 bits. In this Recommendation, the leftmost bit is the most significant bit of the string. The rightmost bit is the least significant bit of the string.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-107 Rev. 1 under Bit string

  An ordered sequence of 0 and 1 bits.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-133 Rev. 2 under Bit string

  A sequence of bits.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-22 Rev. 1a under Bit String

  An ordered sequence of 0’s and 1’s.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-175B Rev. 1 under Bit string
NIST SP 800-38A under Bit String

  A finite, ordered sequence of bits.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-38B under Bit String
NIST SP 800-38D under Bit String
NIST SP 800-38F

  An ordered sequence of bits.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-38C under Bit String

  An ordered sequence of 0’s and 1’s. Also known as a binary string.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 2 under Bit string

  An ordered sequence of bits (represented as 0s and 1s). Unless otherwise stated in this document, bit strings are depicted as beginning with their most significant bit (shown in the leftmost position) and ending with their least significant bit (shown in the rightmost position). For example, the most significant (leftmost) bit of 0101 is 0, and its least significant (rightmost) bit is 1. If interpreted as the 4-bit binary representation of an unsigned integer, 0101 corresponds to the number five.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-56C Rev. 2 under Bit string