how to pronounce binary


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the above transcription of binary is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

binary is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of binary in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… got to the idea of binary gender what …”

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.

binary frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word binary occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics binary can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that binary can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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