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binaryadjective

uk   /ˈbaɪ.nər.i/  us   /-nɚ-/ specialized
consisting of two ​parts
(Definition of binary from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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binaryadjective [not gradable]

 /ˈbɑɪ·nə·ri/
consisting of two of something Binary also ​describes a ​numberingsystem using only two ​numbers, zero and one
(Definition of binary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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binaryadjective

uk   us   /ˈbaɪnəri/
IT relating to a ​system of counting, used in ​computers, in which only the ​numbers 0 and 1 are used: the binary ​system
based on only two ​numbers: a binary ​code/​digit/​number
consisting of two ​parts: The ​markets face a simple binary decision - ​stay or go.
binary
noun [U]
IT All ​computerequipmentdeals only in binary.
(Definition of binary from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “binary”
in Spanish binario…
in Vietnamese nhị phân…
in Malaysian perduaan…
in Thai ระบบฐานสอง…
in French binaire…
in German binär…
in Chinese (Simplified) 双的, 由两部分组成的…
in Turkish bilhassa bilgisayarda 1 ve 0 rakamlarını kullanan…
in Russian двоичный…
in Indonesian binari, biner…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雙的, 由兩部分組成的…
in Polish dwójkowy, binarny…
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