A unit of information content, the smallest possible amount of information, being the choice or setting of one of two equally-likely possible states, such as true or false, 0 or 1. The setting of a single bit in computer memory constitutes storage of 1 shannon of information. Symbol, Sh.
Named for Claude Shannon (1916 – 2001).
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