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Adjective: binary  bI-nu-ree
  1. Of or pertaining to a number system which has 2 as its base
    "a binary digit"
     
  2. Consisting of two (units, components, 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"
Noun: binary  bI-nu-ree
  1. A system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
    - binary star, 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";
    - binary program

Derived forms: binaries

See also: multiple

Type of: computer program, computer programme [Brit], program, programme [Brit, Cdn], star

Encyclopedia: Binary