# binary digit

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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
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## 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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 Noun 1 binary 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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Translations
chiffre binaireélément binaire
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