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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of a computer, storing the most significant byte of a multibyte number at a lower address than the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.
  • adj. Of a computer, transmitting most significant byte of a multibyte number before transmitting the least significant byte; that is, "big end" first.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the Lilliputian party in Swift's “Gulliver's Travels” who maintained, in opposition to the little-endians, that boiled eggs should be cracked at the big end; hence, one of any corresponding set of disputers about trifles.
  • Pertaining or relating to the big end of an egg, or any equally foolish matter, as a subject of controversy.

Etymologies

See the etymology for endian (Wiktionary)

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