from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components; twofold.
- adjective Of or relating to a system of numeration having 2 as its base.
- adjective Of or relating to a system of encoding data using only 0's and 1's.
- adjective Chemistry Consisting of or containing only two kinds of atoms.
- adjective Of or employing two comparatively nontoxic chemicals that combine to produce a deadly poison.
- adjective Music Having two sections or subjects.
- noun A number system having 2 as its base.
- noun A file that contains the executable version of a computer program.
- noun A binary star.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In astronomy, a pair of stars which revolve around their common center of gravity; a binary star.
- Twofold; dual; double; twain; twin; paired: said of anything which is composed of two things or considered as divided into two things.
- In botany, having the organs in twos: applied to flowers: equivalent to dimerous.
- noun A whole composed of two; a dyad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).
- adjective that in which numbers are expressed according to the binary scale, or in which two figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher multiplying everything by two, as in common arithmetic by ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four, etc.
- adjective (Chem.) a compound of two elements, or of an element and a compound performing the function of an element, or of two compounds performing the function of elements.
- adjective a system of logarithms devised by Euler for facilitating musical calculations, in which 1 is the logarithm of 2, instead of 10, as in the common logarithms, and the modulus 1.442695 instead of .43429448.
- adjective (Mus.) measure divisible by two or four; common time.
- adjective (Nat. Hist.) nomenclature in which the names designate both genus and species.
- adjective (Arith.) a uniform scale of notation whose ratio is two.
- adjective (Astron.) a double star whose members have a revolution round their common center of gravity.
- adjective (Chem.) the theory that all chemical compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities.
- noun That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- 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.
- adjective logic Concerning
logicwhose subject matter concerns binary states.
- adjective arithmetic, computing Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary
- adjective Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.
- adjective mathematics, programming, computer engineering Of an
operation, function, procedure, or logic gate, taking exactly one operand, argument, parameter, or input; having domainof dimension2.
- adjective computing Of
data, consisting of arbitrary values; that is, not interpretable as plain or ASCII text.
- noun mathematics, computing, uncountable The
bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0and 1.
- noun computing An
- noun astronomy A
star systemconsisting of only two stars.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms)
- noun 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
- adjective of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base
- noun a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Since switches can be either on or off, they have a binary character, and we say that the computer uses binary arithmetic to do its work.
PL1 ' (SEGmented loader) would take the binary file, link all the binary libraries that you specify and produce a file named
Harry at AICN says that people are telling him that the binary is a countdown and that at 10 AM CST something is going down in the Austin area.
William Herschel was the first person to coin the term binary star.
[[William Herschel]] was the first person to coin the term binary star.
For example, when we see two stones, and do not regard their nature farther than to remark that there are two of them, we form the idea of a certain number, which we call the binary; and when we afterwards see two birds or two trees, and merely take notice of them so far as to observe that there are two of them, we again take up the same idea as before, which is, accordingly, universal; and we likewise give to this number the same universal appellation of binary.
'Bad' is powerfully negative to you because we've been schooled in binary moral oppositions.
Often sex work is considered in binary terms, defined as being ‘all good’ or ‘all bad’.
An interesting alternative to the legalisation or decriminalisation binary is the system that was in place in Victoria, Australia for a number of years - it was partial decriminalisation.
I don't know where people get these paranoid ideas but I think that too many people see the world in binary, either on or off, black and white with never a notion of compromise considered.