Definition of Binary

1. Noun. A system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation.

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base. "A binary digit"

3. Noun. A pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system. "The same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems"

4. Adjective. Consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms). "The binary number system has two as its base"
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Definition of Binary

1. a. Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).

2. n. That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.

Definition of Binary

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. (logic) Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states. ¹

3. Adjective. (arithmetic computing) Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system. ¹

4. Adjective. Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts. ¹

5. Adjective. (mathematics programming computer engineering) Of an operation, function, procedure(,) or logic gate, taking exactly one operand, argument, parameter(,) or input; having domain of dimension 2. ¹

6. Adjective. (computing) Of data, consisting of arbitrary values; that is, not interpretable as plain or ASCII text. ¹

7. Noun. (mathematics computing uncountable) The bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) An executable computer file. ¹

9. Noun. (astronomy) A star system consisting of only two stars. ¹

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Definition of Binary

1. a combination of two things [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Binary

1. Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterised by two (things). Binary arithmetic, that in which numbers are expressed according to the binary scale, or in which two figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher multiplying everything by two, as in common arithmetic by ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four, etc. Binary compound, the theory that all chemical compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities. Origin: L. Binarius, fr. Bini two by two, two at a time, fr. Root of bis twice; akin to E. Two: cf. F. Binaire. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Binary

binary (current term)
binary-coded decimal
binary acid
binary antonym
binary antonyms
binary arithmetic
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binary code
binary collisions
binary combination
binary complex
binary compound
binary decimal
binary decimals

Literary usage of Binary

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1. Catalogue of Scientific Papers, 1800-1900. Subject Index Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod by Royal Society (Great Britain), Herbert McLeod (1908)
"Finite character of number of invariants of binary forms. ... Geometrical property of invariant П (ab)2 of а n+l binary 2n-ic, etc. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Prentice, RL Correlated binary regression with covariates specific to each ... Regression methods are considered for the analysis of correlated binary data ..."

3. SAS 9.1.3 Language Reference: Concepts by SAS Institute (2005)
"Column-binary data storage compresses data so that more than 80 items of data can be stored on a single punched card. The advantage is that this method ..."

4. Projective Geometry by John Wesley Young, Oswald Veblen (1910)
"The word linear refers to the degree in the variables, the word binary to the number (two) of the variables. A convenient notation for such a form is a^ The ..."

5. A Treatise on the Theory of Invariants by Oliver Edmunds Glenn (1915)
"HOMOGENEITY OF A binary CONCOMITANT I. Homogeneity. A binary form of order mf= atf% + ma^-lx2 + ... + anx%, is an (m + l)-ary-binary function of ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"The following Papers were read :— 1. Dimorphism in Foraminifera. liy JJ LISTER, FRS 2. The Relation of binary Fission and Conjugation to Variation. £yj. ..."

7. A Treatise on the Theory of Invariants by Oliver Edmunds Glenn (1915)
"CHAPTER II PROPERTIES OF INVARIANTS SECTION 1. HOMOGENEITY OF A binary CONCOMITANT I. Homogeneity. A binary form of order ra is an (m + l)-ary-binary ..."

8. An Introduction to Astronomy by Forest Ray Moulton (1916)
"The orbit of the binary star Gamma Virginis has an eccentricity of 0.9, and therefore ... Masses of binary Stars. — The masses of those planets which have ..."

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