# Binary form

a basic musical form having two closely related sections.

Historical *Examples*

Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld

The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock

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The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock

The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock

The Pianoforte Sonata J.S. Shedlock

**noun**

(music) a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice

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consisting of, indicating, or involving two. Mathematics. of or relating to a system of numerical notation to the base 2, in which each place of a number, expressed as 0 or 1, corresponds to a power of 2. The decimal number 58 appears as 111010 in binary notation, since 58 = 1 × 2 5 […]

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a relation between the members of a pair of linguistic items, as a pair of distinctive features, such that one is the absence of the other, as voicelessness and voice, or that one is at the opposite pole from the other, as stridency and mellowness.

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