• WordNet 3.6
    • adj binary consisting of two (units or components or 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"
    • adj binary of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base "a binary digit"
    • n binary 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"
    • n binary a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Binary Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).
    • n Binary That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • binary Twofold; dual; double; twain; twin; paired: said of anything which is composed of two things or considered as divided into two things.
    • binary In botany, having the organs in twos: applied to flowers: equivalent to dimerous.
    • n binary A whole composed of two; a dyad.
    • binary In astronomy, a pair of stars which revolve around their common center of gravity; a binary star.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Binary bī′nar-i composed of two: twofold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. binarius, fr. bini, two by two, two at a time, fr. root of bis, twice; akin to E. two,: cf. F. binaire,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. binariusbini, two by two—bis, twice.


In literature:

It is apparently a binary, and if so will some time widen again, but its period is unknown.
"Pleasures of the telescope" by Garrett Serviss
By a process like this, HERSCHEL reached his grand discovery of true binary systems, where one sun revolves about another.
"Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works" by Edward Singleton Holden
Contrast the binary compounds as a class with the quaternary compounds as a class.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
The nomenclature of acids follows the same general lines as that for binary compounds.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The simplest method of subdivision is that on the binary scale, proceeding by multiples of 2.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
Where there is a division into sixteen parts, a binary scale may be formed by dividing into groups of two, four or eight.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
Werner considered syenite as a binary compound of felspar and hornblende, and regarded quartz as merely one of its occasional minerals.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
The bright star Capella is an excellent illustration of these spectroscopic binaries.
"A Text-Book of Astronomy" by George C. Comstock
Binary fissions of same, 1-nucleat individual at final stage of fission.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
All these three classes of binary systems are now known to be very numerous.
"Are the Planets Inhabited?" by E. Walter Maunder

In news:

Scheduling, loop pipelining, Binary Decision Diagrams, high-level synthesis, nondeterminism, automata, symbolic model.
The binary system was uncovered when an instrument on the International Space Station caught it in the act of erupting with a massive blast of X-rays.
Researchers at the The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have embedded an iron atom into a nanometer -sized molecule consisting of 51 atoms to enable it to function as an on-off binary switch.
If confirmed, it would be only the eighth known isolated neutron star (a neutron star not associated with a supernova remnant, a binary companion, or radio pulsations).
Dusty spirals around two of Quintuplet 's red stars reveal each to be a binary.
Two space telescopes have observed the resultant winds of a binary system crashing together to create a "Rosetta Stone" for such events.
Kluge, " Traversing Binary Tree Structures with Shift-Register Memories," IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol 26, no 11, pp 1112-1122, November, 1977.
The solar satellites' cameras have already uncovered 122 new eclipsing binaries.
The USB logos, computer keyboards, on/off switch buttons, binary code, trash bin logos, and cable-inspired patterns are subtle, but sweet.
The Binary Marketing Show/ The 8088 Collective gathers around.
"Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity ": A Conversation with Dr Joseph Taylor.
This discovery proves that more than one planet can form and persist in the stressful realm of a binary star.
A binary notion of "understanding".
The open-source folks argue that simply shipping a software program's binaries (the.exe files) and keeping the source code secret is a bad idea from the consumer's and even the vendor's point of view.
Type Ia supernovae originate in binary star systems—systems where two stars orbit each other.

In science:

R1 ∞ , individual particles undergo critical binary branching at rate V1 and clans undergo critical binary branching at rate V2 .
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
As a result the black holes sink to the deepest part of the potential well, where they form binaries by exchanging into primordial binaries.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
But on the otherhand, there exist in the cosmos, interesting astrophysical GW sources which emit GW below this frequency such as the galactic binaries, massive and supermassive blackhole binaries etc.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
For binary stars, the relevant quantity which decides the evolution in the GW frequency at a given frequency f0 is the so called chirp mass M = µ3/5M 2/5 , where µ is the reduced mass and M is the total mass of the binary system.
Algebraic approach to time-delay data analysis for LISA
Let RT be the set of convex binary operations of T, i. e. those binary operations r satisfying the identity r(a, a) = a.
Linear extensions and nilpotence for Maltsev theories