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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Last updated: 1998-08-09

Nearby terms:

MidasMidas-WWWmiddle-endianmiddlewareMIDImid-level network

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