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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.


Similarmultiple


Antonymssingle


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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