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

[syn: binary star,

2. 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;

- Example: "the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems"

[syn:

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

- Example: "a binary digit"

2. consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms);

- Example: "a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"

- Example: "a binary compound"

- Example: "the binary number system has two as its base"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 v.0.48:

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 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. --Davies & Peck. Binary compound (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. Binary logarithms, 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. Binary measure (Mus.), measure divisible by two or four; common time. Binary nomenclature (Nat. Hist.), nomenclature in which the names designate both genus and species. Binary scale (Arith.), a uniform scale of notation whose ratio is two. Binary star (Astron.), a double star whose members have a revolution round their common center of gravity. Binary theory (Chem.), the theory that all chemical compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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); "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 1: a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation [syn: binary star, binary, double star] 2: 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" [syn: binary, binary program]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "binary": 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, twofoldThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

binary 1.Base two. A number representation consisting of zeros and ones used by practically all computers because of its ease of implementation using digital electronics and Boolean algebra. 2. binary file. 3. A description of an operator which takes two arguments. See also unary, ternary. (2005-02-21)