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From double word.


dword (plural dwords)

  1. (computing) A numerical value of twice the magnitude of a word, thus 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.

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