High Bit N. [from `high-order Bit'] 1. The Most Significant Bit In A Byte.

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high bit n.

[from `high-order bit'] 1. The most
significant bit in a byte. 2. [common] By extension, the most
significant part of something other than a data byte: "Spare me
the whole saga, just give me the high bit." See also
meta bit, hobbit, drea
compare the mainstream slang `bottom line'.