Memory word size definition
Processors with many different word sizes have existed though powers of two (8, 1, 32, 4) have predominated for many years. A word is a fixed-sized piece of data handled as a unit by the instruction set or the hardware of the processor. Data bus size, instruction size, address size are usually multiples of the word size.Just to confuse matters, for backwards compatibility, Microsoft Windows API defines a WORD as being 1 bits, a DWORD as 32 bits and a QWORD as 4 bits, regardless of the processor.
One answer is -- not as much as it used to. I am confused about the definition of word size. I read that the word size of a processor is its data bus width. Like an 8 bit processor has an 8 bit wide data bus. It has its own stress and also has phonic boundary signals. Pauses may exist between words but not within a word. Semantically, words are idiomatic owing to the arbitrariness of the connection between their meaning and phonic substance. Can anyone help define t.