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-**BCD**:+**Binary-coded decimal (BCD)**: "A class of binary encodings of decimal numbers where each decimal digit is represented by a fixed number of bits, usually four or eight."​ The Bally Arcade uses packed BCD, meaning that each nibble of a byte holds a decimal digit between 0–9 (e.g., $36 = 37D). Numbers between $A–F are considered invalid. ([[wp>​Binary-coded decimal]])
  
 **Bootstrap**:​ A program that coordinates the minimum amount of necessary peripherals to load a larger program into the computer. (SC:113) **Bootstrap**:​ A program that coordinates the minimum amount of necessary peripherals to load a larger program into the computer. (SC:113)