unsignedness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

unsigned +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

unsignedness (uncountable)

  1. (computing) The state or condition of being unsigned.
    • 1989, Personal Computer magazine
      You're quite right: bits are bits, and the "signedness" or "unsignedness" of a given bit pattern depends strictly on your point of view.
    • 1994, Mark A Terribile, Practical C++
      Under ANSI C, the wider type's signedness or unsignedness prevails if the resulting value can be stored in that type, otherwise unsignedness prevails.
    • 2006, William Von Hagen, The definitive guide to GCC
      Earlier versions of GCC would try to preserve unsignedness.

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