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binary system
Word Origin
noun
1.
a system involving only two elements, as 0 and 1 or yes and no.
2.
Mathematics.
a system of counting or measurement whose units are powers of two.
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binary
(def 2a).
3.
Astronomy.
binary star
.
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Also called
dyadic system
(for defs 1, 2).
Origin of
binary system
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1825-1835
1825-35
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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