Suffix used in the terms big-endian and little-endian that describe the ordering of bytes in a multi-byte number.
The term comes from Swift’s “Gulliver’s Travels” via the famous paper “On Holy Wars and a Plea for Peace” by Danny Cohen, USC/ISI IEN 137, 1980-04-01.
The Lilliputians, being very small, had correspondingly small political problems. The Big-Endian and Little-Endian parties debated over whether soft-boiled eggs should be opened at the big end or the little end.
See also middle-endian, holy wars, NUXI problem, swab.
[en-di-kuh t, -kot] /ˈɛn dɪ kət, -ˌkɒt/ noun 1. John, . 2. a city in S New York, on the Susquehanna River. [en-di-kuh t, -kot] /ˈɛn dɪ kət, -ˌkɒt/ noun 1. John, 1588?–1665, colonial governor of Massachusetts 1644–65, born in England.
[en-ding] /ˈɛn dɪŋ/ noun 1. a bringing or coming to an ; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season. 2. the final or concluding part; conclusion: a story with a happy ending. 3. death; destruction. 4. Grammar. a morpheme, especially an inflection, at the of a word, as -s […]
- End in itself
A purpose or goal desired for its own sake (rather than to attain something else). For example, For me, writing books is an end in itself; they don’t really make that much money. This expression employs the noun end in the sense of “final cause or purpose,” a usage dating from the early 1500s.
[en-dahyv, ahn-deev; French ahn-deev] /ˈɛn daɪv, ˈɑn div; French ɑ̃ˈdiv/ noun, plural endives [en-dahyvz, ahn-deevz; French ahn-deev] /ˈɛn daɪvz, ˈɑn divz; French ɑ̃ˈdiv/ (Show IPA) 1. a composite plant, Cichorium endivia, having a rosette of often curly-edged leaves used in salads. Compare . 2. Also called Belgian endive, French endive, witloof. a young chicory plant, […]