# Definitions for **binary**ˈbaɪ nə ri, -nɛr i

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### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bi•na•ryˈbaɪ nə ri, -nɛr i(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ries.

(adj.)consisting of, indicating, or involving two.

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. of or pertaining to the digits or numbers used in binary notation. of or pertaining to a binary system.

**Category:**Mathnoting a chemical compound containing only two elements or groups, as sodium chloride or methyl bromide.

**Category:**Chemistryof, pertaining to, or involving a relationship between two alternatives existing in opposition to each other.

**Category:**Language/Linguistics, Common Vocabulary(n.)a whole composed of two.

**Category:**Astronomy**Ref:**binary star.Also called bi′nary num′ber. a number expressed in the binary system of notation.

**Category:**Math

#### Origin of **binary**:

1350–1400; ME < LL bīnārius

### Princeton's WordNet

binary star, binary, double star(noun)

a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

binary, binary program(adj)

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"

binary(adj)

of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base

"a binary digit"

binary(adj)

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"

### Wiktionary

binary(Noun)

The bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.

binary(Noun)

An executable computer file.

binary(Noun)

A star system consisting of only two stars.

binary(Adjective)

Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions such as on or off, true or false, presence or absence of a signal.

Binary states are often abstracted as 1 and 0 in computer science.

binary(Adjective)

Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.

binary(Adjective)

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

binary(Adjective)

Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.

binary(Adjective)

Of an operation, function, procedure or logic gate, taking exactly one operand, argument, parameter or input; having domain of dimension 2.

Division of reals is a binary operation.

binary(Adjective)

Of data, consisting of arbitrary values; that is, not interpretable as plain or ASCII text.

He downloaded the binary distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.

**Origin:** From binarius, from bini.

### Webster Dictionary

Binary(adj)

compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things)

Binary(noun)

that which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality

### Freebase

Binary

Binary is a techno-thriller novel written by Michael Crichton in 1972 under the pen-name John Lange. Michael Crichton also directed Pursuit, a TV-Movie version. The story of both the book and the film revolve around a deadly nerve agent composed by combining two different chemicals.

# Translations for **binary**

### Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

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).

- binêreAfrikaans
- ثُنائي، مُزْدَوِجArabic
- двоиченBulgarian
- binárioPortuguese (BR)
- dvojkový, binárníCzech
- binärGerman
- binærDanish
- δυαδικόςGreek
- binarioSpanish
- kahendsüsteemEstonian
- باینری؛ دودوییFarsi
- binaarijärjestelmäFinnish
- binaireFrench
- בִּינָארִיHebrew
- दोहराHindi
- binaranCroatian
- a kettes számrendszerHungarian
- binari, binerIndonesian
- tvenndarkerfiIcelandic
- binarioItalian
- 二進法Japanese
- 이진법Korean
- dvinarisLithuanian
- binārs; binārā skaitīšanas sistēmaLatvian
- perduaanMalay
- tweetalligDutch
- binær; totallsystemetNorwegian
- system dwójkowyPolish
- باینری؛ دودوییPersian
- د حسابولو يو سيستمPashto
- binárioPortuguese
- binarRomanian
- двоичная система счисленияRussian
- dvojkový (systém)Slovak
- binarenSlovenian
- binarniSerbian
- binär, binära talsystemetSwedish
- ระบบฐานสองThai
- ikili sistemTurkish
- 二進位記數法Chinese (Trad.)
- бінарнийUkrainian
- ثنائیUrdu
- nhị phânVietnamese
- 二进制，二进位的Chinese (Simp.)

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