Binary system



a system involving only two elements, as 0 and 1 or yes and no.
Mathematics. a system of counting or measurement whose units are powers of two.
Compare binary (def 2a).
Astronomy, binary star.
Historical Examples

The Astronomy of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ Thomas Orchard
The Phase Rule and Its Applications Alexander Findlay
The Phase Rule and Its Applications Alexander Findlay
Astronomy David Todd
The Number Concept Levi Leonard Conant
Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss
Pleasures of the telescope Garrett Serviss

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