Definitions for "Most Significant Bit"
Keywords:  msb, leftmost, greatest, binary, bit
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