English adjective: binary
|1.||binary of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base|
|Samples||A binary digit.|
|2.||binary consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms)|
|Samples||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.
English noun: binary
|1.||binary (object) a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation|
|Synonyms||binary star, double star|
|Instance hyponym||Aldebaran, 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|
|Samples||The same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems.|
|Broader (hypernym)||computer program, computer programme, program, programme|