dword

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

double word

Noun[edit]

dword (plural dwords)

  1. (computing) A numerical value of twice the magnitude of a word, typically 32 bits.
    • 1991, William B Giles, Assembly language programming for the Intel 80XXX family
      Using a double loop, each dword of the first factor is multiplied by each dword of the second factor...
    • 1999, Don Anderson, Tom Shanley, PCI system architecture
      A bridge may combine posted memory writes to successive dwords into a single burst memory write transaction using linear addressing.
    • 2003, Randall Hyde, The Art of Assembly Language
      The subtraction of each dword is independent of the other; there is no borrow from dword to dword.