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little-endian: adj. Describes 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.
   See big-endian, middle-endian, NUXI problem.  The
   term is sometimes used to describe the ordering of units other than
   bytes; most often, bits within a byte.