byte: n. 1. adjacent bits within an integer.
(The specific number of bits can vary from point to point in the program;
see the function byte.)
2. an integer in a specified range.
(The specific range can vary from point to point in the program;
see the functions open and write-byte.)
byte specifier: n. An object of implementation-dependent nature
that is returned by the function byte and
that specifies the range of bits in an integer to be used
as a byte by functions such as ldb.