Hacker Dictionary
 
Browse the Dictionary...
All A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Navigation Random Term
  • to a zeroth approximation
    [from `to a first approximation'] A *really* sloppy approximation; a wild guess. Compare {social science number}.


  •  View Definition: middle-endian 

    middle-endian


    adj. Not big-endian or 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 minicomputer manufacturers who shall remain nameless. See NUXI problem.