# binary

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## bi·na·ry

(bī′nə-rē)*adj.*

**1.**Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components; twofold.

**2.**

**a.**Of or relating to a system of numeration having 2 as its base.

**b.**Of or relating to a system of encoding data using only 0's and 1's.

**3.**

*Chemistry*Consisting of or containing only two kinds of atoms.

**4.**Of or employing two comparatively nontoxic chemicals that combine to produce a deadly poison: binary weapons; a binary nerve agent.

**5.**

*Music*Having two sections or subjects.

*n.*

*pl.*

**bi·na·ries**

**1.**A number system having 2 as its base.

**2.**A file that contains the executable version of a computer program.

**3.**A binary star.

[Middle English

`binarie`, from Late Latin`bīnārius`, from Latin`bīnī`,*two by two*; see`dwo-`in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]## binary

(ˈbaɪnərɪ)*adj*

**1.**composed of, relating to, or involving two; dual

**2.**(Mathematics)

*maths*

*computing*of, relating to, or expressed in binary notation or binary code

**3.**(Chemistry) (of a compound or molecule) containing atoms of two different elements

**4.**(Metallurgy)

*metallurgy*(of an alloy) consisting of two components or phases

**5.**(Education) (of an educational system) consisting of two parallel forms of education such as the grammar school and the secondary modern in Britain

**6.**(Mathematics)

*maths*

*logic*(of a relation, expression, or operation) applying to two elements of its domain; having two argument places; dyadic

[C16: from Late Latin

*bīnārius*; see bin-]## bi•na•ry

(ˈbaɪ nə ri, -nɛr i)*adj.,*

*n.,*

*pl.*

**-ries.**

*adj.*

**1.**consisting of, indicating, or involving two.

**2.**

**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 to a power of 2.

**b.**of or pertaining to the digits or numbers used in binary notation.

**c.**of or pertaining to a binary system.

**3.**noting a chemical compound containing only two elements or groups, as sodium chloride or methyl bromide.

**4.**of, pertaining to, or involving a relationship between two alternatives existing in opposition to each other.

*n.*

**5.**a whole composed of two.

**6.**binary star.

**7.**Also called

**bi′nary num′ber.**a number expressed in the binary system of notation.

[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin

*bīnārius*]## bi·na·ry

(bī′nə-rē)*Adjective*

**1.**Having two parts.

**2.**

*Mathematics*Based on the number 2 or the binary number system.

*Noun*

*Astronomy*A binary star.

## binary

A numeration system based on digits 0 and 1.

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Noun | 1. | binary - a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitationstar - (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior |

2. | binary - 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"computer program, computer programme, programme, program - (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute; "the program required several hundred lines of code" | |

Adj. | 1. | binary - of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base; "a binary digit" |

2. | binary - consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms); "a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"; "a binary compound"; "the binary number system has two as its base"multiple - having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual; "multiple birth"; "multiple ownership"; "made multiple copies of the speech"; "his multiple achievements in public life"; "her multiple personalities"; "a pineapple is a multiple fruit" |

## binary

*adjective*

Translations

**ثُنائي، مُزْدَوِج**

**binární**

**dvojkový**

**dvojný**

**spustitelný soubor**

**binární soustava**

**binær**

**binara**

**duuma**

**binäärinen**

**kaksois-**

**tvenndarkerfi**

**dvinaris**

**binārā skaitīšanas sistēma**

**binārs**

**dvojkový**

**ikili sistem**

## binary

## binary

:**binary code**

*n*(Comput) → Binärkode

*m*

**binary fission**

**binary notation**

**binary star**

**binary star system**

*n*(Astron) → Doppelsternsystem

*nt*

**binary system**

## binary

(ˈbainəri)*:*

**the binary system** the system of writing and calculating with numbers which uses only two digits (0 and 1) and has 2 as a base (101 = 1 four, 0 twos, 1 unit = 5).

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