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high bit

high bit in Technology

[high-order bit] The most significant bit in a byte. See also meta bit, hobbit, dread high bit disease.
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The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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  • One side of the mouth of the harbor was marked by a high bit of wooded land that sloped gently down to the curved sandy beach.

    The Camp Fire Girls on a Yacht Margaret Love Sanderson

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