endian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

end +‎ -ian; from a passage in Gulliver's Travels in which an emperor, after cutting his finger after opening an egg at the large end, commands his subjects to open them at the small end; those who comply are called “Little-Endians”, while those who rebel by opening their eggs at the large end are called “Big-Endians.”

Adjective[edit]

endian (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Of a computer, storing multibyte numbers with the most significant byte at a greater (little-endian) or lower (big-endian) address.

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the noun ende.

Verb[edit]

endian

  1. to end

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