What does binary mean?

Definitions for binary
ˈbaɪ nə ri, -nɛr ibi·na·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. binary star, binary, double star(noun)

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

  2. 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"

  3. binary(adj)

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

    "a binary digit"

  4. 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"


  1. binary(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  2. binary(Noun)

    An executable computer file.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  3. binary(Noun)

    A star system consisting of only two stars.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  4. 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.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  5. binary(Adjective)

    Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  6. binary(Adjective)

    Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  7. binary(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  8. 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.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

  9. 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.

    Etymology: From binarius, from bini.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Binary(adj)

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

  2. Binary(noun)

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


  1. 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Binary

    bī′nar-i, adj. composed of two: twofold.—adjs. Bī′nate, growing in pairs: double; Binaur′al, having two ears: needing the use of both ears.—Binary scale (math.), the scale of notation whose radix or base is 2 (instead of 10); Binary theory (chem.), that which assumes all salts to contain merely two substances, either both simple, or one simple and the other a compound playing the part of a simple body. [L. binariusbini, two by two—bis, twice.]

How to pronounce binary?

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How to say binary in sign language?

  1. binary


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of binary in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of binary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of binary in a Sentence

  1. Sara Kelly Keenan:

    It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw 'intersex' in print related to my name, when I applied in court, I chose 'non-binary,' because that's an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.

  2. Mike Stabile:

    All it tells us is a binary. Are you clear to work or are you not clear to work?

  3. Lex Van Dam:

    Brexit is becoming a lot more likely than initially expected and the market is indeed becoming more fearful. It is very much a binary event and until then, buying dips and selling rallies seems the sensible idea.

  4. Jeffrey Gundlach:

    I think this is an extremely compelling time to do this trade and an extremely important environment where outcomes are so binary.

  5. Samson Bonkeabantu Brown:

    I'm keenly aware of how blessed I am to be able to exist in this world being supported by my family in ways that all too often many of my trans brothers, sisters, and siblings who exist outside the binary are not always as fortunate.

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