logical complement

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logical complement ‎(plural logical complements)

  1. (computing) The number, obtained by complementing every bit of a given number, which produces all ones when exclusive ored with the given number.
    The logical complement of 0xAAAA is 0x5555 on a 16-bit machine, and 0xFFFF5555 on a 32-bit machine.

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