# least-significant-bit

(*plural* least significant bits)

- (computing) The bit that represents the smallest fraction of a value, its position depending on the endianness of the system.

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## least significant bit - Computer Definition

In a binary number or bit sequence comprising one or more bytes, the loworder (i.e., least) bit in the sequence.The LSB conveys the least amount of information, and usually is the right-most bit.The approach is known as big-endian. In some data representation schemes, the LSB is the left-most bit.This approach is known as little-endian. See also big-endian, bit, bit robbing, byte, endianess, and little-endian.

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