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for binaryFrom The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Binary \Bi"na*ry\, n.
That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts;
two; duality. --Fotherby.
[1913 Webster]
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Binary \Bi"na*ry\, a. [L. binarius, fr. bini two by two, two at
a time, fr. root of bis twice; akin to E. two: cf. F.
binaire.]
Compounded or consisting of two things or parts;
characterized by two (things).
[1913 Webster]
Binary arithmetic, that in which numbers are expressed
according to the binary scale, or in which two figures
only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher
multiplying everything by two, as in common arithmetic by
ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four,
etc. --Davies & Peck.
Binary compound (Chem.), a compound of two elements, or of
an element and a compound performing the function of an
element, or of two compounds performing the function of
elements.
Binary logarithms, a system of logarithms devised by Euler
for facilitating musical calculations, in which 1 is the
logarithm of 2, instead of 10, as in the common
logarithms, and the modulus 1.442695 instead of .43429448.
Binary measure (Mus.), measure divisible by two or four;
common time.
Binary nomenclature (Nat. Hist.), nomenclature in which the
names designate both genus and species.
Binary scale (Arith.), a uniform scale of notation whose
ratio is two.
Binary star (Astron.), a double star whose members have a
revolution round their common center of gravity.
Binary theory (Chem.), the theory that all chemical
compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and
unlike qualities.
[1913 Webster]
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
binary
adj 1: of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base;
"a binary digit"
2: 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"
n 1: a system of two stars that revolve around each other under
their mutual gravitation [syn: binary star, binary,
double star]
2: 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" [syn: binary, binary
program]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
31 Moby Thesaurus words for "binary":
Janus-like, ambidextrous, bifacial, bifold, biform, bilateral,
binate, biparous, bivalent, conduplicate, disomatous, double,
double-barreled, double-faced, dual, dualistic, duple, duplex,
duplicate, geminate, geminated, second, secondary, twin, twinned,
two-faced, two-level, two-ply, two-sided, two-story, twofold
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :
binary
1. Base two. A number representation
consisting of zeros and ones used by practically all computers
because of its ease of implementation using digital
electronics and Boolean algebra.
2. binary file.
3. A description of an operator which takes
two arguments. See also unary, ternary.
(2005-02-21)
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