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binary

  

      adj  
1    composed of, relating to, or involving two; dual  
2      (Maths, computing)   of, relating to, or expressed in binary notation or binary code  
3    (of a compound or molecule) containing atoms of two different elements  
4      (Metallurgy)   (of an alloy) consisting of two components or phases  
5    (of an educational system) consisting of two parallel forms of education such as the grammar school and the secondary modern in Britain  
6      (Maths, logic)   (of a relation, expression, or operation) applying to two elements of its domain; having two argument places; dyadic  
      n   pl   , -ries  
7    something composed of two parts or things  
8      (Astronomy)      See       binary star  
9       short for       binary weapon  
     (C16: from Late Latin binarius; see bin-)  


binary code  
      n     (Computing)   the representation of each one of a set of numbers, letters, etc., as a unique sequence of bits, as in ASCII  
binary-coded decimal  
      n   a number in binary code written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the corresponding decimal number,   (Abbrev)    BCD  
binary digit  
      n   either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notation  
   See also       bit   4  
binary fission  
      n   asexual reproduction in unicellular organisms by division into two similar daughter cells  
binary form  
      n     (Music)   a structure consisting of two sections, each being played twice  
binary notation   , system  
      n   a number system having a base of two, numbers being expressed by sequences of the digits 0 and 1: used in computing, as 0 and 1 can be represented electrically as off and on  
binary number  
      n   a number expressed in binary notation, as 1101.101 = 1x23 + 1x22 + 0x21 + 1x20 + 1x2--1 + 0x2--2 + 1x2--3 = 13 5/8  
binary star  
      n   a double star system containing two associated stars revolving around a common centre of gravity in different orbits. A visual binary can be seen through a telescope. A spectroscopic binary can only be observed by the spectroscopic Doppler shift as each star moves towards or away from the earth,   (Sometimes shortened to)    binary      See also       optical double star       eclipsing binary  
binary weapon  
      n   a chemical weapon consisting of a projectile containing two substances separately that mix to produce a lethal agent when the projectile is fired  
eclipsing binary   , variable  
      n   a binary star whose orbital plane lies in or near the line of sight so that one component is regularly eclipsed by its companion  
   See also       variable star  
X-ray binary  
      n   a binary star that is an intense source of X-rays and is composed of a normal star in close orbit with a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole  
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n.
field defining and covering legal issues related to computing and Internet.
[Tech.];[Telecom.];[Internet];[US];[UK] internet law
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
n.
a field of study searching for ways to prevent global warming by deliberately changing Earth's natural system

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