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noun bit pronunciation in British English /bɪt/ 
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singularbit
pluralbits
  1. 1
    a piece or part of something
    1. a.
      [countable] a small piece of something

      I'm having some cake. Do you want a bit?

      bit of:

      He had bits of food stuck in between his teeth.

      bits and pieces:

      The wreckage was spread over a wide area in tiny bits and pieces.

    2. b.
      British informal a part of something

      The best bit in the film is the scene in the restaurant.

      bit of:

      Some bits of the jigsaw are missing.

    3. c.
      a particular aspect of something

      In general, I like my job, but I don't enjoy the management bit.

  2. 6
    [countable] [usually plural] American old-fashioned an amount of money worth 12½ cents

    two bits

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