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binary digit

n.
Either of the digits 0 or 1, used in the binary number system.

binary digit

n
(Computer Science) either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notation. See also bit4

bi′nary dig′it


n.
either of the digits 0 or 1 when used in the binary number system.
[1945–50]

binary digit

Either of the digits 0 or 1, used in the binary number system.
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Noun1.binary digit - either 0 or 1 in binary notationbinary digit - either 0 or 1 in binary notation  
digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
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