Word:

little-endian

(data, architecture)little-endian - 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.
Browse
little sister
little skate
little slam
Little Smalltalk
Little Sparrow
little spotted skunk
little swamp hen
Little swimmer
little terror
little theater
little theatre
little toe
Little Wabash
Little Wabash River
Little woodcock
Little-ease
-- little-endian --
little-head snakeweed
little-leaf fig
little-league team
Little-neck clam
littleneck
littleneck clam
Littleness
littler
littlest
Littoral
littoral zone
Littorina
Littorinidae
Littre
Littress
Lituate
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home