big-endian

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See the etymology for endian.

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big-endian (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Of a computer, storing the most significant byte of a multibyte number at a lower address than the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.
  2. (networking) Of a computer, transmitting most significant byte of a multibyte number before transmitting the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.

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