NUXI problem /nuk'see pro'bl*m/ /n./ Refers to the problem
of transferring data between machines with differing byte-order.
The string `UNIX' might look like `NUXI' on a machine with a
different `byte sex' (e.g., when transferring data from a
little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa). See also
middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.
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