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middle-endian

<data, architecture> Neither big-endian nor little-endian. Used of perverse byte orders such as 3-4-1-2 or 2-1-4-3, occasionally found in the packed decimal formats of some minicomputer manufacturers.

See -endian.

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(1998-08-09)

 


Nearby terms: MIDAS Midas Midas-WWW middle-endian middleware MIDI mid-level network
 

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