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## bi·na·ry

(bī′nə-rē)
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)
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
n, pl -ries
7. something composed of two parts or things
8. (Astronomy) astronomy See binary star
9. (Military) short for binary weapon
[C16: from Late Latin bīnārius; see bin-]

## bi•na•ry

(ˈbaɪ nə ri, -nɛr i)

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.
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)
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 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"binary programcomputer 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

Composed of two parts or things:
Translations
ثُنائي، مُزْدَوِج
binárnídvojkovýdvojnýspustitelný souborbinární soustava
binær
binäärinenkaksois-
tvenndarkerfi
dvinaris
binārā skaitīšanas sistēmabinārs
dvojkový
ikili sistem

## binary

[ˈbaɪnərɪ]
B. CPD binary code N
binary notation N
binary number N
binary system N

## binary

[ˈbaɪnəri] adjbinairebinary code nbinary system nbin bag n

## binary

:
binary code
n (Comput) → Binärkode m
binary fission
nZellteilung f
binary notation
n (Comput) → Binärdarstellung f, →
binary number
n (Math) → Dualzahl f, →
binary star
n (Astron) → Doppelstern m
binary star system
n (Astron) → Doppelsternsystem nt
binary system
n (Math) → Dualsystem nt, →

## binary

binary system (Math) →

## 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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Jacques Derrida and Michel Serres share the ambition of overcoming the dualist, binary logic of non-contradiction which, they complain, has dominated Western philosophy since Plato.
Moreover, Shermer will stress, it's a good thing that there is no absolute morality because, as he puts it in his book The Science of Good and Evil, "Absolute morality generates absolute intolerance," and this problem "is endemic to all absolute systems of thought, from religious to nonreligious, from libertarian to communist." Shermer will further argue that "the binary logic of absolute morality" is unscientific and that science supports only "the fuzzy logic of provisional morality." (1)
As its subtitle announces, the book focuses in on a seemingly narrow image or trope--the shadow--to show that in fact the shadow turns up in a startling number of places in the early Cold War cultural imaginary, functioning often as a way to confound the binary logic of a zero-sum conflict, or as a way to process the possibility of inconceivable destruction occasioned by atomic weapons.
Digital networks - ubiquitous with an either/or binary logic and fast reframing of language - reshape social life and generate anxiety.
A certain opening-out took place with "Versatile?"; a conceptually motivated compression with "Language." In this way, the show was spatially organized around a central question: To what extent is decision-making still possible today, given the evident limitations of binary logic? And yet one does eventually have to choose, for or against, yes or no.
Thirdly, we are moving from a binary logic for thinking about contradictory relations of forces to a fluid and strategic field of incommensurable relations of forces.
Researchers at the University of Windsor's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have done just that, demonstrating how interlocked metal-organic molecular frameworks can be formed in a wheel-and-axle arrangement that moves back and forth in a consistent, repeatable fashion that could serve as the "on" and "off" positions that lie at the heart of binary logic.

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