binary file

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Noun1.binary file - (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an applicationbinary file - (computer science) a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application; characters use all 8 bits of each byte
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
computer file - (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
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It currently covers more than 60 million science-related pages and is capable of reading non-text files in formats such as Adobe PDF and PostScript.
BINHEX (BINARY HEXADECIMAL): Backbone of e-mail - it converts non-text files into ASCII, the only format e-mail uses to transmit messages.

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