Big Endian

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In a binary string, 'Big Endianess' indicated that the least significant bit is on the right side.

A big-endian byte would thus be structured like this:

 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0       <- Binary string consisting of 8-bits.
 | | | |   | | | \- 128
 | | | |   | | \--- 64
 | | | |   | \----- 32
 | | | |   \------- 16
 | | | |
 | | | \----------- 8
 | | \------------- 4
 | \--------------- 2
 \----------------- 1
                    ^
                    |
              Relative Value

 

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