binary binary  /ˈbaɪ nə ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
  2. (n) 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
  3. (adj) of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base
  4. (adj) consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms)

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. As a result, the machine can count only in what mathematicians call binary notation.
  2. The combined light of the binary pair would certainly have been brighter than it is today, and indeed Babylonian cuneiforms tell of Sirius' being visible in the daytime sky.
  3. In the binary system, each digit of a number, again read from right to left, is multiplied by a progressively higher power of 2.

News

  1. Binary-options-brokers.com publishes the updated list of the best binary options brokers in June

    Binary-options-brokers.com releases the updated ranking of the top binary options brokers for June 2013. (PRWeb June 14, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10837201.htm
    on June 15, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Planets Orbiting Two Stars Are More Likely to Harbor Life

    A university student and her professor have come to the conclusion that planets orbiting binary stars are more likely to harbor life because they are less likely to be affected by solar winds. Joni Clark at New Mexico State University simulated various types of systems in a project to see which planets were more capable of being habitable. She found that binary systems produce less of a threat ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

  3. Number One Binary Options Trading Platform Cedar Finance Introduces Italian Version of its Site

    Recently, the award-winning binary options trading company Cedar Finance expanded its scope of service to include Italian-speaking traders. Binary options are traded throughout the world, and Cedar Finance is committed to making the trading process as easy as possible for as many traders as possible. (PRWeb June 12, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6 ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. "Even with open source, the binary platform is the key thing of value," said Murdock.
    on Jul 12, 2007 By: Ian Murdock Source: InfoWorld

  2. "People have been looking for multiple asteroid systems for a long time, because binary asteroid systems in the main belt seem to be common and formation scenarios, such as a collision between two asteroids followed by disruption and re-accretion,...
    on Aug 11, 2005 By: Franck Marchis Source: CNN International

  3. A new policy is needed "outside the binary choice of surge vs. withdrawal" Mr. Lugar said.
    on Jun 25, 2007 By: Richard Lugar Source: Wall Street Journal

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