binary

binary (adj.) "dual," mid-15c., from L.L. binarius "consisting of two," from bini "twofold, two apiece, two-by-two" (used especially of matched things), from bis "double" (see BIS- (Cf. bis-)). Binary code in computer terminology was in use by 1952, though the idea itself is ancient. Binary star in astronomy is from 1802.

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  • Binary — means composed of two parts or two pieces . It contrasts with Unary, Ternary, Quaternary, and so on.Binary may also refer to:* Binary option, also known as digital option OR all or nothing option * Binary numeral system, a representation for… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • binary — bi‧na‧ry [ˈbaɪnəri] adjective COMPUTING relating to the system of numbers used in computers, that uses only the numbers 0 and 1: • All information inside the computer is stored in binary code. • the binary system * * * binary UK US /ˈbaɪnəri/… …   Financial and business terms

  • binary — [bī′nə rē] adj. [ME binarie < L binarius < bini, two by two < bis, double < IE * duis < base * dwōu , TWO] 1. made up of two parts or things; twofold; double 2. designating or of a number system in which the base used is two, each… …   English World dictionary

  • binary — ► ADJECTIVE 1) composed of or involving two things. 2) using or denoting a system of numbers with two as its base, employing the digits 0 and 1. ► NOUN (pl. binaries) 1) the binary system of notation. 2) Astronomy a system of two stars revolving… …   English terms dictionary

  • Binary — Bi na*ry, n. That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality. Fotherby. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Binary —   [dt. »binär«], Binärsystem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • binary —  Binary  Двоичная система счисления (Бинарная система счисления)   Система счисления, основанная на степенях числа 2, в которой используются только цифры 0 и 1, именуемые «битами» …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • binary — adj. & n. adj. 1 a dual. b of or involving pairs. 2 of the arithmetical system using 2 as a base. n. (pl. ies) 1 something having two parts. 2 a binary number. 3 a binary star. Phrases and idioms: binary code Computing a coding system using the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   Universalium

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