the group of seven bright stars in Ursa Minor resembling a dipper in outline.
(US & Canadian) the Little Dipper, a small faint constellation, the brightest star of which is the Pole Star, lying 1° from the true celestial pole Also known as Ursa Minor, the Bear, the Little Bear
An asterism composed of seven stars in the constellation Ursa Minor that form the outline of a dipper.
noun, Astronomy. 1. the constellation Canis Minor. noun 1. the Little Dog, the English name for Canis Minor
noun 1. See under (def 1). [ee-grit, eg-rit, ee-gret, ee-gret] /ˈi grɪt, ˈɛg rɪt, iˈgrɛt, ˈi grɛt/ noun 1. any of several usually white herons that grow long, graceful plumes during the breeding season, as Egretta garzetta (little egret) of the Old World. 2. . /ˈiːɡrɪt/ noun 1. any of various wading birds of the […]
data, architecture A computer architecture in which, within a given 16- or 32-bit word, bytes at lower addresses have lower significance (the word is stored “little-end-first”). The PDP-11 and VAX families of computers and Intel microprocessors and a lot of communications and networking hardware are little-endian. The term is sometimes used to describe the ordering […]
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noun (Brit) 1. Also called (in vertical engines) top end. the smaller end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump Compare big end 2. the bearing surface between the smaller end of a connecting rod and the gudgeon pin