The very next word.

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Today the term is word. A computer word is made of several bytes. The current processors use 32 bit, four byte, or 64 bit, eight byte, data words. The wider the data word the faster the data can be brought to the processor and dealt with. There are some instructions in the CPU’s set of instructions that deal with multiple words for processing data, especially precision math calculations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Word_%28computing%29

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