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  1. (computing) Of a computer, storing multibyte numbers with the most significant byte at a greater (italbrac, little-endian) or lower (italbrac, big-endian) address.
Etymology: end + -ian; from a passage in w:Gulliver's Travels, Gulliver's Travels in which an emperor, after cutting his finger after opening an egg at the large end, commands his subjects to open them at the small end; those who comply are called "Little-Endians", while those who rebel by opening their eggs at the large end are called "Big-Endians."


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