\ˈɛndi͡ən], \ˈɛndiən], \ˈɛ_n_d_iə_n]\
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Suffix used in the terms big-endian andlittle-endian that describe the ordering of bytes in amulti-byte number.The term comes from Swift's "Gulliver's Travels" via thefamous paper "On Holy Wars and a Plea for Peace" by DannyCohen, USC/ISI IEN 137, 1980-04-01.The Lilliputians, being very small, had correspondingly smallpolitical problems. The Big-Endian and Little-Endian partiesdebated over whether soft-boiled eggs should be opened at thebig end or the little end.See also middle-endian, holy wars, NUXI problem, swab.
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- fruit like that rose, consisting a cup formed of the calyx tube receptacle, and containing achenes. [Greek] An etaerio with achenes placed on concave thalamus.