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meanings of binary


  1. Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.
  2. Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.
  3. Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
  4. Of an operation, function, procedure, or logic gate, taking exactly two operands, arguments, parameters, or inputs; having domain of dimension 2.
  5. Of data, consisting coded values (e.g. machine code) not interpretable as plain or ASCII text (e.g. source code).
  6. Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.
  7. Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions such as on or off, true or false, molten or frozen, presence or absence of a signal. Binary states are often represented as 1 and 0 in computer science.


  1. The bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
  2. An executable computer file.
  3. A satellite system consisting of two stars or other bodies orbiting each other.
  4. A thing which can have only (one or the other of) two values.

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