A computer architecture in which, within a given 16- or 32-bit word, bytes at lower addresses have lower significance (the word is stored “little-end-first”). The PDP-11 and VAX families of computers and Intel microprocessors and a lot of communications and networking hardware are little-endian.
The term is sometimes used to describe the ordering of units other than bytes; most often, bits within a byte.
Compare big-endian, middle-endian. See NUXI problem.
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noun (Brit) 1. Also called (in vertical engines) top end. the smaller end of a connecting rod in an internal-combustion engine or reciprocating pump Compare big end 2. the bearing surface between the smaller end of a connecting rod and the gudgeon pin
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