two's complement

noun

Definition of two's complement

: the negative of a binary number represented by switching all ones to zeros and all zeros to ones and then adding one to the result

First Known Use of two's complement

1958, in the meaning defined above

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two's company, three's a crowd

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“Two's complement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/two%27s%20complement. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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