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English adjective: binary

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

SamplesA binary digit.

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

SamplesA 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.



English noun: binary

1. binary (object) a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

Synonymsbinary star, double star

Broader (hypernym)star

Instance hyponymAldebaran, Algol, Alpha Centauri, Altair, Antares, Beta Orionis, Canicula, Dog Star, Epsilon Aurigae, Procyon, Rigel, Rigil, Rigil Kent, Sirius, Sothis, Vega

2. binary (communication) 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

SamplesThe same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems.

Synonymsbinary program

Broader (hypernym)computer program, computer programme, program, programme

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