The bit in a binary number that is the most important or that has the most weight.
The digital input bit in a data converter code that has the greatest weight, equal to 2N - 1, where N is the number of bits.
Bit in a binary word that can represent the largest value. The MSB is the leftmost bit in a big-endian-ordered binary word. See also binary word, bit, least significant bit
The leftmost bit of a binary expressed quantity
This is the bit at the left hand end of a byte. It is called the MSB because it has the greatest numerical value.
In a binary number, the MSB is the most weighted bit in the group. Typically, the LSB is the furthest left bit.
The bit contributing the greatest value in a string of bits. For example, in the MC680x0 numbering scheme bit number 7 in a byte contributes a value of 27, or 128. Same as high-order bit See also: least significant bit
In a binary number, the MSB is the most weighted bit in the number. Typically, the MSB is the left-most bit.
Leftmost binary bit (largest weight) of a binary expressed quantity.
In a binary code, the bit or bit position that is assigned to, or represents, the largest quantity or increment that the code can represent.
In computing, the most significant bit (msb) is the bit position in a binary number having the greatest value. The msb is sometimes referred to as the left-most bit, due to the convention in positional notation of writing more significant digits further to the left.