The bit in a binary number that is of the greatest numerical value.
More example sentences
- Specify the number of most significant bits to output in the number of bits parameter.
- Reverse bit direction, most significant bit to least significant bit, is used to communicate data to display devices and in many data compression encoding methods.
- Class B addresses use the first two octets to represent the network number, with the restriction that the two most significant bits of the first octet be 10.
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