bit-bucket

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bit-bucket

A humorous name for the place where lost computer files are thought to have gone. I could have sworn I saved that document, but it must have gone into the bit-bucket.

bit-bucket

n. the imaginary place where lost computer data goes. (Computers.) I guess my data went into the bit-bucket.
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In essence, DVD-R dics can be thought of as enormous "bit buckets." Any kind of digital data can be stored on them such as high quality video databases, motion pictures, document images, audio recordings, multimedia titles, and so on.