What is another word for four bits?

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[ fˈɔː bˈɪts], [ fˈɔː bˈɪts], [ f_ˈɔː b_ˈɪ_t_s]

Four bits is a term used to describe a quarter of a dollar or 25 cents in American currency. Synonyms for four bits include two bits, which pertains to 12.5 cents; half a quarter, a fourth of a dollar, or simply 25 cents. In slang terms, the phrase two bits is commonly used to refer to the cost of a haircut in earlier times. In some areas, four bits can also refer to small change, such as coins or loose change. With the evolution of the digital era, the use of physical coinage and paper currency are becoming less common, and the relevance of these terms may shift in meaning or decrease in significance.

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In 1894, a Frenchman by the name of Charpentier published a paper called "On a New Method of Indicating Power in Electric Machines." In that paper, Charpentier proposed the use of a number system to indicate power levels in electric machines. His system consisted of using four bits to indicate the power level on an electric machine, with "0" representing no power, "1" representing low power, "2" representing medium power, and "3" representing high power.

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