binary

/buy"neuh ree, ner ee/, adj., n., pl. binaries.adj.1. consisting of, indicating, or involving two.2. Math.a. 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. The decimal number 58 appears as 111010 in binary notation, since 58 = 1 × 2^{5} + 1 × 2^{4} + 1 × 2^{3} + 0 × 2^{2} + 1 × 2^{1} + 0 × 2^{0}.b. of or pertaining to the digits or numbers used in binary notation.c. of or pertaining to a binary system.d. (of an operation) assigning a third quantity to two given quantities, as in the addition of two numbers.3. Chem. noting a compound containing only two elements or groups, as sodium chloride, methyl bromide, or methyl hydroxide.4. Metall. (of an alloy) having two principal constituents.n.5. a whole composed of two.6. Astron. See binary star.7. Also called binary number. Math. a number expressed in the binary system of notation.
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