Double word

Updated: 12/31/2022 by Computer Hope

A double word is a single unit of data expressing two adjacent words (a word is a standard unit of data for a certain processor architecture). For instance, if a single word is 16-bits in size, a double word would be 32-bits. A double word can double a second time, turning it into a very long word that is 64-bits.

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