An archive file that contains all files and directories that must be installed in order to make a working installation of the program(s) included in the package, and the maintainer scripts necessary for the installation. A binary package is usually specific to a certain platform, in contrast to a source package.
- Binary search
binary search algorithm A search algorithm which repeatedly divides an ordered search space in half according to how the required (key) value compares with the middle element. The following pseudo-C routine performs a binary search return the index of the element of vector “thing[first..last]” equal to “target”: if (target thing[last]) return NOT_FOUND; while (first mid […]
- Binary synchronous transmission
binary synchronous transmission protocol (Bisynch) An IBM link protocol, developed in the 1960 and popular in the 1970s and 1980s. Binary Synchronous Transmission has been largely replaced in IBM environments with SDLC. Bisync was developed for batch communications between a System 360 computer and the IBM 2780 and 3780 Remote Job Entry (RJE) terminals. It […]
- Binary tree
- Binary weapon
noun a chemical weapon consisting of a projectile containing two substances separately that mix to produce a lethal agent when the projectile is fired