Little Endian

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In a binary string, 'Little Endianess' indicated that the least significant bit is on the left side of a binary string.

A little-endian byte would thus be structured like this:

 0 0 0 0   0 0 0 0       <- Binary string consisting of 8-bits.
 | | | |   | | | \- 1
 | | | |   | | \--- 2
 | | | |   | \----- 4
 | | | |   \------- 8
 | | | |
 | | | \----------- 16
 | | \------------- 32
 | \--------------- 64
 \----------------- 128
                     ^
                     |
               Relative Value

 

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