least significant bit
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least significant bit[¦lēst sig¦nif·i·kənt ′bit]
The bit that carries the lowest value or weight in binary notation for a numeral; for example, when 13 is represented by binary 1101, the 1 at the right is the least significant bit. Abbreviated LSB.
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least significant bit(data)
(LSB) Bit zero, the bit of a binary number giving the number of ones, the last or rightmost bit when the number is written in the usual way.
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LSB(1) (Least Significant Bit) In a big-endian system, the LSB is the rightmost binary digit in a binary number. In little-endian, it is the leftmost binary digit. Contrast with MSB. See byte order. See also least significant digit.
(2) (Linux Standard Base) A standard interface (ABI) for Linux from the Linux Foundation (www.linux-foundation.org). Introduced in 2001 by the Free Standards Group, which later became the Linux Foundation, applications based on the LSB standard will run properly under LSB-based operating systems. Using Version 3 as a base, future LSB applications will be backward compatible to LSB 3.0 operating systems.
Covering packaging and installation, file placement, shared libraries, configuration files and system commands, the Linux Foundation provides certification for Linux distributions, applications and development tools. See Linux Foundation.
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