Definition of bitwise in English:



  • Designating an operator in a programming language that manipulates the individual bits in a byte or word.

    • ‘The resulting sequence is used to encrypt the data by doing a bitwise XOR.’
    • ‘Explore bitwise operations - if you're brave enough.’
    • ‘Scoring can be used to introduce and practice counting (forward and backwards), counting by grouping, division with remainder, modular arithmetic, binary system, logical and bitwise operations, impartial games, and more.’
    • ‘For #3, you can see how well they learned the bitwise operators in C… but this is a skill, not an aptitude, so you can help them with these.’