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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.]
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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
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-]
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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.
7. Also called bi′nary num′ber. a number expressed in the binary system of notation.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin bīnārius]
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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.
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binary

A numeration system based on digits 0 and 1.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.binary - a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
star - (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 systembinary - 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"
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binary

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

binary

[ˈbaɪnərɪ]
A. ADJbinario
B. CPD binary code Ncódigo m binario
binary notation Nnotación f binaria
binary number Nnúmero m binario
binary system Nsistema m binario
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binary

[ˈbaɪnəri] adjbinairebinary code ncode m binairebinary system nsystème m binairebin bag nsac m poubelle
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binary

adjbinär; (Mus) formzweiteilig

binary

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

[ˈbaɪnərɪ] adjbinario/a
binary system (Math) → sistema m binario
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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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Orbital period variations are not enough to prove the existence of a planet in the case of binaries, however, because binary stars' magnetic activity fluctuates periodically, just as the Sun's magnetic field changes polarity every 11 years, with turbulence and the number and size of sunspots peaking and then declining.
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They also appear to be binaries, but with more massive neutron stars or black holes instead of white dwarfs.
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This is the real kicker when it comes to binaries not included.
Self-lensing binaries provide a rare opportunity to directly measure masses of stars that otherwise could not be measured.
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