# Dictionary Definition

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) or based on two; "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 : a system of two
stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
[syn: binary star,
double
star]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

### Adjective

- Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions,
such as on or off, true or false, 6 or not 6, or the presence or
absence of an electrical pulse.
- Binary states are often abstracted as 1 and 0 in computer science.

- Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
- In the context of "arithmetic|computing": Concerning numbers and mathematical calculations using the binary number system.
- Having two equally important parts.
- binary star
- binary poison

- Related to something with two parts.
- A binary distribution is a statistical distribution with only two categories.

- : Refers to data consisting of arbitrary values, as opposed to
that which can be interpreted as plain or ASCII text.
- He downloaded the binary distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.

#### Antonyms

- i-c arbitrary data text, ASCII

#### Derived terms

#### Translations

on or off

- Danish: binær
- Finnish: binäärinen
- French: binaire
- Greek: δυαδικός (diadikos) , δυαδικό σύστημα (diadiko sistima)
- Swedish: binär

logic states

using binary number system

- Dutch: binair, binaire, tweetallig, tweetallige
- Esperanto: binara, duuma
- Finnish: binäärinen
- French: binaire
- Greek: δυαδικός
- Italian: binario, binaria
- Russian: двоичный
- Swedish: binär

equal importance

having two parts

- Dutch: tweevoudig, tweevoudige
- Finnish: binääri-
- Swedish: tudelad

Not ASCII

- French: binaire

- ttbc Persian: (dodoi)
- Russian:
- Academic: двоичный
- IT slang: бинарный

### Noun

binary (plural binaries)- In the context of "mathematics|computing": (uncountable) The base-2 number system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
- An executable computer file.
- A star system consisting of only two stars.

#### Synonyms

#### Translations

number system

- Finnish: binäärijärjestelmä
- Japanese: (, nishinhō)

executable computer file

- Czech: binárka

### See also

# Extensive Definition

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 numbers using only two digits (usually, 0 and 1)
- Binary function, a function in mathematics that takes two arguments
- Binary data, composed of something other than human-readable text
- Executable file, a "binary", containing machine code for the computer to execute
- Binary
compound, a chemical compound containing two different chemical
elements
- Binary explosive, an explosive made of two components that become explosive when mixed.
- Binary (chemical weapon), containing two chemicals that when combined make a toxic agent

- Binary fission, the splitting of a single-celled organism into two daughter cells
- Binary star, a star system with two stars in it
- Binary planet, two planetary bodies of comparable mass orbiting each other
- Binary asteroid, two asteroids orbiting each other
- Binary (novel), a 1972 novel by Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
- Binary (comics), a superheroine in the Marvel Universe
- Binary form, a way of structuring a piece of music
- Binary bet, a bet on a proposition which is quoted as a spread bet
- Binary code, the digital representation of text and data.

## See also

- Binary prefix, indicating magnitude multipliers in a base-two number system (e.g., kilo-, kibi-, etc.)
- Binary tree, a computer tree data structure in which each node has at most two children
- Binary-coded decimal, a method for encoding for decimal digits in binary sequences
- Finger binary, a system for counting in binary numbers on the fingers of human hands
- Binomial %28disambiguation%29

binary in German: Binär

binary in French: Binaire

binary in Galician: Binario

binary in Korean: 이진

binary in Hebrew: בינארי

binary in Norwegian: Binær

binary in Portuguese: Binário

binary in Albanian: Binarët

binary in Ukrainian: Бінарний

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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