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'''Endianness''' or '''byte order''' is the order of [[Binary#Byte|bytes]] in a multi-[[Binary#Byte|byte]] value like a [[Binary#Word|word]].
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'''Endianness''' or '''byte order''' is the order of [[Binary#Byte|bytes]] in a multi-[[Binary#Byte|byte]] value like a [[Binary#Word|word]]. Systems are ''usually'' referred to as either 'little endian', where the '''least significant bit''' (lsb) comes first, or 'big endian', where the '''most significant bit''' (msb) comes first.
  
 
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Revision as of 00:54, 20 October 2005

Endianness or byte order is the order of bytes in a multi-byte value like a word. Systems are usually referred to as either 'little endian', where the least significant bit (lsb) comes first, or 'big endian', where the most significant bit (msb) comes first.

More non-ROM hacking specific information can be found at Wikipedia's Endianness article.