binary

  • 1Binary — means composed of two parts or two pieces . It contrasts with Unary, Ternary, Quaternary, and so on.Binary may also refer to:* Binary option, also known as digital option OR all or nothing option * Binary numeral system, a representation for… …

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  • 2Binary — Bi na*ry, a. [L. binarius, fr. bini two by two, two at a time, fr. root of bis twice; akin to E. two: cf. F. binaire.] Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things). [1913 Webster] {Binary arithmetic}, that in… …

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  • 3binary — bi‧na‧ry [ˈbaɪnəri] adjective COMPUTING relating to the system of numbers used in computers, that uses only the numbers 0 and 1: • All information inside the computer is stored in binary code. • the binary system * * * binary UK US /ˈbaɪnəri/… …

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  • 4binary — (adj.) dual, mid 15c., from L.L. binarius consisting of two, from bini twofold, two apiece, two by two (used especially of matched things), from bis double (see BIS (Cf. bis )). Binary code in computer terminology was in use by 1952, though the… …

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  • 5binary — [bī′nə rē] adj. [ME binarie < L binarius < bini, two by two < bis, double < IE * duis < base * dwōu , TWO] 1. made up of two parts or things; twofold; double 2. designating or of a number system in which the base used is two, each… …

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  • 6binary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) composed of or involving two things. 2) using or denoting a system of numbers with two as its base, employing the digits 0 and 1. ► NOUN (pl. binaries) 1) the binary system of notation. 2) Astronomy a system of two stars revolving… …

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  • 7Binary — Bi na*ry, n. That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality. Fotherby. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8Binary —   [dt. »binär«], Binärsystem …

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  • 9binary —  Binary  Двоичная система счисления (Бинарная система счисления)   Система счисления, основанная на степенях числа 2, в которой используются только цифры 0 и 1, именуемые «битами» …

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  • 10binary — adj. & n. adj. 1 a dual. b of or involving pairs. 2 of the arithmetical system using 2 as a base. n. (pl. ies) 1 something having two parts. 2 a binary number. 3 a binary star. Phrases and idioms: binary code Computing a coding system using the… …

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  • 11binary — /buy neuh ree, ner ee/, adj., n., pl. binaries. adj. 1. consisting of, indicating, or involving two. 2. Math. a. of or pertaining to a system of numerical notation to the base 2, in which each place of a number, expressed as 0 or 1, corresponds… …

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  • 12binary — I. noun (plural ries) Date: 15th century something made of or based on two things or parts: as a. binary star b. a binary number system II. adjective Etymology: Late Latin binarius, from Latin bini two by two more at bin …

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  • 13binary — [[t]ba͟ɪnəri[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n The binary system expresses numbers using only the two digits 0 and 1. It is used especially in computing. 2) N UNCOUNT Binary is the binary system of expressing numbers. The machine does the calculations in… …

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  • 14binary —   a. double; dual. denoting a system of numeration based on 2, and therefore written entirely with 1 and 0, commonly used in digital computers.    ♦ binary    ♦ converter, machine converting alternating into direct current.    ♦ binary fission,… …

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  • 15binary — 1. adjective a) Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions such as on or off, true or false, presence or absence of a signal. Binary states are often abstracted as 1 and 0 in computer science. b) Concerning logic whose subject… …

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  • 16binary — bi•na•ry [[t]ˈbaɪ nə ri, nɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ries. 1) consisting of, indicating, or involving two 2) math. a) of or pertaining to a system of numerical notation to the base 2, in which each place of a number, expressed as 0 or 1, corresponds… …

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  • 17binary —    Any scheme that uses two different states, components, conditions, or conclusions.    In mathematics, the binary or base 2 numbering system uses combinations of the digits 0 and 1 to represent all values. The more familiar decimal system has a …

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  • 18binary — bi|na|ry [ˈbaınəri] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: binarius, from Latin bini two by two ] 1.) the binary system a system of counting, used in computers, in which only the numbers 0 and 1 are used 2.) consisting of two parts = ↑double …

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  • 19binary — bi|na|ry [ baınəri ] adjective 1. ) COMPUTING based on the binary system: binary numbers 2. ) TECHNICAL consisting of two parts …

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  • 20binary — adjective technical 1 the binary system a system of counting, used in computers, in which only the numbers 0 and 1 are used 2 consisting of two parts; double: a binary star system …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English