# Dictionary:Carry

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**1**. In arithmetic operations, the transfer of a value from a lower order position to the next higher order position as a result of the lower order having equaled or exceeded the base of the number system. For example, if subscripts indicate the base,

**2**. A computer status bit that indicates whether or not the last arithmetic operation resulted in a carry from high-order bit position.