Definition of 'binary'
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Democracy must evolve and offer voters more than a binary choice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a binary bet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Well, typically betting has a binary outcome - you win or lose it all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The menu is set into three courses with binary choices and a short à la carte. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This can be used to store eight bits of binary code. Technology Basic Facts (1990)Another form of investment is binary bets. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is used to add together two binary digits giving both the sum and the carry digit. Computers Basic Facts (1983)Her expertise enabled her to make substantial contributions to our understanding of binary stars and stellar life cycles. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When preparing for an election, politicians are faced with a binary choice. Times, Sunday Times (2016)See also binary number system; bit. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)But note that with four binary digits numbers up to 15 can be coded in this way. Computers Basic Facts (1983)Alongside that, show a binary system and hope the aliens can work out the rest. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It takes about 30 seconds to send four numbers and currently only binary digits can be transmitted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is used to add together two binary digits and the carry digit from the previous column giving both the sum and the next carry digit. Computers Basic Facts (1983)Yet it is no binary choice - it's not either total freedom or utter isolation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Like an American presidential election, this referendum offers a simple and binary choice. Times, Sunday Times (2013)About 16 per cent of asteroids are known to be so-called binary or triple systems. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For half an hour I converted binary numbers to decimal numbers, and hunted for patterns. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A counter that counts from 0 to 15 requires an output of four binary numbers or electrical connections. Technology Basic Facts (1990)He wears brown, doesn't care much for his appearance and works as a clerk copying out binary code by hand with three equally geeky colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He has spent a career swerving the challenging complexities of the world as it is, preferring the simple binary arguments of the ideal world he'd like. The Sun (2015)
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British English: binary ADJECTIVE
The binary system expresses numbers using only the two digits 0 and 1.
A pet tag is a number in binary code.
Definition of binary from the Collins English Dictionary
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