little-endian definition data, architecture
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
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.
. See NUXI problem