Most Significant Bit

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most significant bit

[′mōst sig′nif·i·gənt ′bit]
(computer science)
The left-most bit in a word. Abbreviated msb.

Most Significant Bit

(MSB) Bit n-1 in an n bit binary number, the bit with the greatest weight (2^(n-1)). The first or leftmost bit when the number is written in the usual way.
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Their scheme extracts some of the most significant bits (MSB) from each pixel of the secret image and puts them into the least significant bits (LSB) of each pixel of the cover image.
The additional terms introduced in the previous section can be included into the partial product generated as three/two/one most significant bits computed as follows, whereby, ++ is the bits concatenation operation, (A) is the binary notation of integer A, [0.

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