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 for little-endian
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  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.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  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.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-08-16)
  

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