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High bit

[high-order bit] The most significant bit in a byte. See also meta bit, hobbit, dread high bit disease.
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  • Highborn

    [hahy-bawrn] /ˈhaɪˌbɔrn/ adjective 1. of rank by birth. /ˈhaɪˌbɔːn/ adjective 1. of noble or aristocratic birth adj. also high-born, “of noble birth,” c.1300, from high (adj.) + born.

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