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Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).

That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.

Of or based on the number two or the binary numeration system (base 2). Digital computers use this form of numbering because the values of 0 and 1 can easily be represented by an open or closed switch.

a number system using base 2. The binary system is a way of counting using just the two numbers 0 and 1.

Literally, this means that a file is formatted as a collection of ones and zeros; actually, this means that a file is formatted to be intelligible only to a certain application, or that it is itself an executable file.

A coding system employing the binary digits 0 and 1 to represent a letter, digit, or other non-alphabetic character. Used to refer to a mode of file transfer (via Kermit or FTP) that is contrasted to ASCII (text) transfer mode. In a binary transfer, the bit sequence of the file is preserved so that the original and the copy are identical. When the transfer is between like systems, binary mode allows executable programs and other special information to be exchanged. If, on the other hand, a Macintosh computer transferred a file to an IBM system in binary mode, the file could, in most cases, not be read because the document format and processor instructions used by the Macintosh would not be intelligible to the IBM hardware.

This word has many meanings, but in an Internet context it refers to newsgroups that offer picture or sound files. A large number of these can be found under the newsgroup heading alt.binaries. Many of the largest binary newsgroups are pornographic.

The base 2 numbering system used by most computers and digital circuits.

a system comprised of two unique components; the base-2 number system, representing all numeric values with just two digits, 0 and 1.

Data with only two states, on/off, 0/1, true/false, or yes/no. Digital computers operate by representing numbers with sequences of discrete states (binary data) by manipulating positive or negative voltages, or well separated levels of voltage.

Base 2 number systems. We operate on a base 10 system, as another digit is made every 10 numbers. Computer systems operate on a scale from 1 to 0. 1 being on, and 0 being off. Click HERE, for a guide to converting to binary language.

describes a condition in which there are only two states (eg: open/closed, 0/1) Return

A numeric encoding scheme used on a mainframe. The mainframe is a half-word, full-word and double-word centric system. Binary fields are 2, 4 or 8 bytes. For example, the number 10 would normally be stored in memory as x'F1F0'. If the number 10 is defined as BINARY (or COMP for COMPUTATIONAL) it will be stored in memory as x'000A' or 0000 0000 0000 1010. Refer to COMP in this glossary or http://www.simotime.com/databn01.htm for more information.

The numbering system used in computer memory and in digital communication. All characters are represented as a series of 1s and 0s.

adj.: Possessing the ability to have friends of both sexes.

A system of 1's (ones) and 0's (zeros) that the computer is able to understand. Computers can only understand two concepts: "on" and "off". So, 1 represents "on" and 0 represents "off". Basically, everything read by a computer is reduced to a system of ones and zeros (binary). Table of Contents

Number system with only 1 and 0. In binary, the number thirteen looks like 1101.

Base two. A number notation that uses two possible values, 0 or 1.

any file that is in a non-text data (kind-of)

Any downloadable file that doesn't simply contain human-readable, ASCII text. Typically it refers to a runnable program available for downloading, but it can also refer to pictures, sounds or movies, among others. Most Usenet newsgroups have subgroups specifically for binaries; a posting in comp.sys.mac.comm might announce that a program is available for downloading, but the binary (the file itself) would be found in comp.sys.mac.comm.binaries. Newsgroups such as alt.pictures.binaries contain files for download which are actually pictures. You will need a newsreader to download and decode these files.

A digital numbering system based on two where data is expressed as combinations of "0"s and "1"s). Bit - A single unit of digital information expressed as a "0" or "1".

Written in a form that uses only 0s and 1s. A string of bits.

the number system (base 2) used as the basis of most computer systems

A numbering system with two digits, 0 and 1, used by computers to store and process information.

In computer systems, a number code with but two ciphers: "0" and "1." Each digit in a binary number represents a power of two. Used in computer systems because the digits can be represented by the presence (1) or the absence (0) of voltage.

A method of coding in which there are only two possible values: 0 and 1 for a given digit. Each binary digit is called a "bit".

The base-two numbering system which uses only the digits 0 and 1. It is the format for processing data in computers.

Pair of stars, galaxies, or any other astronomical bodies held by mutual gravitational attractions.

In the context of a file, any file that contains non-textual data. (Images and applications are examples of binary files.) In FTP, a command that tells FTP to transfer information as an arbitrary stream of bits rather than as a series of textual characters.

A numbering scheme that only has 2 unique values: "0" and "1".

Any file that is not organized into printable lines or that contains 8-bit codes in the range 129-255, is said to be "binary." Examples include application programs, word-processor documents, and bit-mapped images. Special procedures may be needed to transfer binary files between computers.

A numbering system to base 2, rather than the base 10 commonly used. Therefore, only two digits exist, 0 and 1. This can be used by computers to switch on (1) and off (0) an electrical signal. This is done very rapidly and allows a series of 'on' and 'off' signals to represent particular codes.

Literally, binary files are flies formatted as a collection of 0s and 1s. Typically, the term "binary file" means that the file is formatted so that it can be read only by certain applications and must be encoded to be transferred correctly.

a pair of stars orbiting each other.

A file containing codes and characters that can only be used by specific kinds of sofware. Prgogram files, graphic files, and formatted documents are the most common.

The binary number system has only two digits - 0 and 1.

The number system based on powers of 2 used in most digital computers.

The manner in which a computer counts (see Bit). The decimal counting system is based around the number ten so the number 234 is made up of 2Ã—102 + 3Ã—101 + 4Ã—100 (or 200+30+4). In the binary counting system the number 2 is central and its figures can only contain a 0 or a 1 - so the binary number 1001 is made up of 1Ã—23 + 0Ã—22 + 0Ã—21 + 1Ã—20 (or in other words 8+0+0+1, or 9 in decimal). Counting to five in binary becomes: 1 - 10 - 11 - 100 - 101. Another good reason for our having opposable thumbs

There are two meanings for binary in common computer usage. The first is the name of the number system in which there are only zeros and ones. This is important to computers because all computer data is ultimately a series of zeros and ones, and thus can be represented by binary numbers. The second is an offshoot of the first; data that is not meant to be intepreted through a common character set (like ASCII) is typically referred to as binary data. Pure binary data is typically eight bit data, and transferring a binary file through ASCII channels without prior modification will result in corruption and loss of data. Binary data can be turned into ASCII data via uucoding or bcoding.

A system of numerical notation that assumes only two possible states or values, zero (0) and one (1).

There are 10 kinds of people in this world. Those who read binary, and those who don't. It is the basic ON/OFF system of all computer data at its deepest level.

A file which is in machine executable, compiled form: hex data (as opposed to a source code file).

A numbering system that uses only 1's and 0's.

Pertaining to a number system that has just two unique digits, 0 and 1. Computers operate on a binary number system.

A Binary consists of two Stars and is commander by a Star Captain. A Binary varies in size depending upon the type of units it consists of. A Mech Binary consists of 10 OmniMechs or BattleMechs. An Armor Binary consists of 20 Tanks or 20 Vehicles of any type. An Infantry Binary consists of 50 Elemental troopers or 250 non-battlesuited troopers. An Aero Binary consists of 20 Aerospace Fighters or 20 VTOLs. A Naval Binary consists of 10-12* Warships or JumpShips or DropShips. * Warship and JumpShips Binaries often include an additional Command Vessel.

This is a machine readable form of storing data. This type of storage is NOT generally portable from one type of computer to another. A different form called XDR is a portable form of binary.

A numbering system consisting of only the numerals 0 and 1. A binary file permits an efficient means to store numerical results. Binary files are dependent on the word length of the computer from which they were created. They cannot be directly moved across computer platforms. TABS binary file is created by an un-formatted FORTRAN WRITE statement.

A file format option using patterns of 0s and 1s to represent each of the characters. This format is the most compact to store on the PC but must be converted before it can be imported, printed, or read. The binary format offers no advantage in data retrieval speeds because data is always transmitted using the binary format. This format option only refers to the format of the file stored on the computer. Programs such as SPLIT can be used to convert binary formats to ASCII, Comma Separated.

A numbering system that has two as its base: the digits 0 and 1. all data input into a computer consists of 0's and 1's, which are called binary digits or bits. By contrast, the universal numbering system is the decimal system, which has 10 as its base.

A number system based on 2. In binary, only two numbers, 0 and 1, represent all possible mathematical values. Computers use the binary number system because it best represents what a computer understands - on and off.

Any file that contains data is not text. Image files and applications are examples of binary files.

A number system that uses only two digits: 1 and 0. (Makes counting a bit tedious but computers love it!).

This is the language computers read. It's made up of ones and zeros. 32-bit/16-bit This denotes the number of "pieces" (or bits) of information required by an operating system to run a certain application. It also deals with the construction of the computer's CPU ( entral rocessing nit) or brain. The Pentium CPU easily runs 32-bit applications because the wires that hold all the pieces together (known as busses) are big enough to flow through 32 bits at a time. 486s, 386s, and below aren't big enough. They work with 16 bits at a time. Windows 95 is a 32-bit application. Yes, it will run on a 486, but very slowly while using a great deal of memory and virtual memory (hard drive space) to do it.

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the basic counting system used in computer logic. Two values are available - 0 and 1. A zero is normally represented by a 0 Volt signal, and a one by a voltage of approximately 5 Volts - these levels are dependent upon the type of logic used

A numeric system that represents all numbers using only two digits: 1 and 0.

the 8-bit code used for transmitting any data other than text, such as pictures, sounds, programs, and word-processed (not .txt) documents. Email attachments are often binary, though the body of the email is always ASCII. (Binary attachments are converted to 7-bit when sent and re-converted back to 8-bit when received, but that's transparent to the user and too complex to cover here.)

Compiled version of a program designed to be executed on a specific operating system and CPU.

Computers are based on the two-digit binary number system. So every file in your computer's memory or hard drive is a “binary file.” Downloading a file from another computer in “binary mode” transfers an exact replica of the original. This is how you'll download programs designed for your operating system, or files designed for software you own (e.g., an Excel spreadsheet). However, if you're transferring an ASCII-standard text file, use “ASCII mode” instead, to ensure that you'll be able to read the file regardless of the remote operating system. (The distinction mostly applies to the File Transfer Protocol.)

Term used to describe a computer file whose data is encoded in binary format. The contents of a binary file are not text-based.

A system of base-2 arithmetic, binaries numbers have only two possible values, 0 (off, or false) or 1 (on or true). The true language of all digital computers.

A characteristic or property involving a selection, choice or condition in which there are but two possible alternatives.

The binary number system is based on two digits:0 and 1. Computers use binary codes to store and work with data.

made up of two parts. For example, the binary number system uses only two numerals - a 0 and a 1

a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two; "a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other"; "a binary compound"; "the binary number system has two as its base"

a computer program or something else (such as a picture or a word file) which is other than plain text

a program that has been compiled to run on a particular type of machine and operating system

Any non-text file, such as a picture or shareware program. Special utilities usually are required to decode these files.

A binary file is any nontext file, made up of 8-bit data, as opposed to 7-bit ASCII.

Information consisting entirely of ones and zeros. Binary is also a reference to images.

Any file that contains non-textual content, such as images.

A number system using only the two symbols zero and one, which is especially well adapted to computer usage because 0 and 1 can be represented as "on" and "off," or as negative charges and positive charges. Unlike 7-bit ASCII files, binary files have no standard way of being interpreted. Instead, they are used for software and for data files that are only meaningful when used with a compatible program.

In PhotoShop, it is a method for encoding data. Binary encoding is more compact than ASCII encoding.

The code which represents any alphanumeric character, punctuation or symbol as a 7-digit number.

Certain file types require that you upload in binary mode when using your FTP program. It's usually best to choose " AUTO " in your FTP settings.

Number system that counts with a 0 and 1. Example: 1 = 0001, 2 = 0010, 3 = 0011, 4 = 0100.

Base 2 numeral system. The two symbols used are '0' and '1'.

Information that can exist in either of two states. Mathematically, numbers which are represented entirely by 0's and 1's.

A system for encoded digital information using two components: 0 and 1.

a number system in which the base is two, each number being expressed in powers of two by using only two digits, 0 and 1. A binary file is a program file built for the computer architecture. A binary server is a server computer on which the files of the operating system reside.

A number system which uses the base 2 and has only the digits 0 and 1.

A format or type of file, containing non-ASCII non-printable text. A word processing file, such as one written and saved in WordPerfect or MSWord, is a binary file and should be viewed from the word processing application. When transferring binary files with an application, such as FTP specify that the file should be transferred in binary.

a number system which utlizes "0's" and "1's" to represent data stored on the computer.

A system of counting using 0's and 1's. First 7 digits and the decimal equivalents are: 0 0 1 1 10 2 11 3 100 4 101 5 110 6 111 7 See also: ASCII

A system of two stars bound together by their mutual gravity.

"Binary" means something with two parts. Computers use a binary language composed of ones and zeros to do things and talk to other computers. All your files, for instance, are kept in the computer as binary files and translated into words and pictures by the software (which is also, yes, ones and zeros). Most of the files you'll create with word processors, spreadsheets and graphics packages are kept in a binary form that certain sotware can understand and other software can't, so if you need to use such a file you'll have to have the right software to interpret it. Some files that use only simple letters and numbers and no special formatting are created in a format called ASCII, which uses a small set of binary codes that all software interprets the same.[See Also: ASCII

A file in pure data form, with no text

The base two number system, which uses only 0 and 1. This system is used all computer operations.

a form or structure in music that has two distinct and contrasting sections ( AB), each of which may or may not be repeated

File consisting of information that is not only text, such as pictures or sounds.

bi=2] number system consisting of one and zero

A character type with only two states (usually given as 0, 1), in which a change in either direction between the states is 1 step (cf. ordered, unordered, Dollo, irreversible).

Operating on two pieces of data, eg. addition is a binary operation because it adds the number on the left side of the '+' to the number on the right, whereas the negation operation (eg. (-10) ) is unary, as it operates on a single number. A system of counting based on powers of the number 2, as opposed to our number system, which is based on powers of 10. eg. In base 10, 172 means (from left to right) 1 hundred (1 * 102) + 7 tens (7 * 101) + 2 ones (2 * 100) In binary, 172 is represented as 10101100, or 1 one hundred twenty-eight (1 * 27) + 1 thirty-two (1 * 25) + 1 eight (1 * 23) + 1 four (1 * 22)

gravitationally bound system of two stars eclipsing detectable by periodic reductions in the system's brightness caused by one star passing in front of the other spectroscopic detectable by periodic variations in the Doppler shift of spectral lines caused by the orbital motion of the stars about their centre of mass visual (or resolved) capable of being directly imaged as two separate stars detached both stars contained within their respective Roche lobes semi-detached one star fills its Roche lobe: mass transfer takes place contact both stars fill their Roche lobes: a common-envelope system may form.

A mathematical system based on the numbers one and zero. This is ideal for computers, because electrical signals can be represented by electrical current being positive and negative, on and off.

Data stored in a form other than text. Whereas ASCII files are great for text-only files, non-text files such as digital images, computer programs, sound files, desktop publishing files, etc., can only be transferred from one computer to another via the Internet as binary files.

a file format and label used used to signify that a file contains just graphics, or graphics and text.

A musical form consisting of two main sections.

A two state system usually expressed using the digits '0' and '1' but any two states can be used.

Numbering system using only zeros and ones that all digital computers are based on.

Numbering system having only digits, typically 0 and 1

Any collection of ones and zeros

The code set that has just two possible values: true "1" or false "0"

Data that can contain any of 256 characters in the ASCII "alphabet". Executable programs, images, music and compressed ZIP files are all binary.

Binary refers to data in machine readable format rather than human readable format.

Our normal decimal numbering system has 10 digits from zero to nine. The binary system has only two digits, zero and one. This is convenient for computers as a number can be represented simply as the absence (zero) or presence (one) of an electric charge in the computerâ€™s circuitry. See also bit, Byte, Gigabyte and Megabyte.

Mathematical base 2, or numbers composed of a series of zeros and ones. Since zero's and one's can be easily represented by two voltage levels on an electronic device, the binary number system is widely used in digital computing.

Information consisting entirely of ones and zeros. Also, commonly used to refer to files that are not simply text files, e.g. images.

The basis for all digital computer information. Relates to the coding of data in terms of either a 1 or 0.

A numbering system which uses only two values : 0 and 1.

adj. 1. (of a stream) being a stream that has an element type that is a subtype of type integer. The most fundamental operation on a binary input stream is read-byte and on a binary output stream is write-byte. See character. 2. (of a file) having been created by opening a binary stream. (It is implementation-dependent whether this is an detectable aspect of the file, or whether any given character file can be treated as a binary file.)

Binary describes a system having two states that are interpreted as a logical 1 or 0, or "on" or "off".

A numbering system using the base-2. Each digit is represented by a 1 or a 0 (on or off ).

Binary is a two-digit (Base-2) numerical system, which computers use to store ...

Referring to the base-2 counting system, whose digits are 0 and 1.

Information consisting of ones and zeros. Also used to refer to files, such as images, that are not simple text. When FTPing files, images should be transferred in binary mode.

A system based on the numbers 0 and 1 as on-off switches. There is no middle ground; electrical signals are represented by electrical current being positive or negative, on or off. All computer data is based on the binary system.

A number language like the decimal system which operates using 1's and 0's. Often referred to as base 2. Any sort of information which is stored as binary data. A floppy disc image or a direct copy of the contents of a ROM are binary information. Any base 2 information which isn't converted from its computer 1 and 0 form.

A number system where only two values or states are possible for a particular condition, such as “ON” and “OFF” or “One” and “Zero.

Data that do not adhere to a character coding scheme such as ASCII or EBCDIC. Binary format data can only be read with specific software packages usually on specific computer platforms.

A system of numerical representation using only, two symbols: "0" and "1".

The number system used internally by computers, binary has two digits, one and zero, allowing computers to store values by setting digits to be either on or off.

A base 2 numbering system using the two digits 0 and 1 (as opposed to ten digits [0-9] in the decimal system). In computer systems, the binary digits are represented by two different voltages or currents, one corresponding to zero and another corresponding to one. All computer programs are executed in binary form.

Files that are not "human-readable", like images and compiled programs. Binary files contain only 1s and 0s in combinations that make sense only to a computer. Blinking text Don't even think about it! It gets on visitor's nerves.

Another common way of encoding data to transfer it to a different computer. This is often found as a mode in an FTP clients to upload files. All of phpBB's images (found in the images/ and templates/subSilver/images/ directories) should be uploaded in binary mode. See also: ASCII, FTP

The two digit ("0" and "1") number system that allows your computer to read and process data. Your computer is electronic, so like a light-switch, it only understands "on" (1) or "off" (0). Every bit of data is stored as a 0 or 1.

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This is the actual language in which computers communicate. At the most basic level, computers communicate through electrical signals. These are either on or off - 2 possibilities. So a system based on those 2 possibilities is fundamental.

A numbering system based on two. In binary there are two symbols used ("l" and "0").

A number in binary code always written in groups of four bits, each group representing one digit of the number. For example, 0011 1000 is 38.

A method of counting when you only have two digits to work with instead of 10. Numbering starts at 0, 1, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, 111, 1000. this represents 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. Computers count this way because as far as they are concerned, an electric current is either 'on' or 'off', and this is represented by 0 for off, and 1 for on. Thus computers count using a series of switches to determine 'how many'.

a number system with just two digits, nought and one (cf decimal with ten digits, nought to nine). Often used to address lighting equipment on a digital multiplex control system. From right to left (least to most significa nt bit) each bit has a value double the previous one. Thus 1001 in binary equates to 9 in decimal ( 8 + 1).

Computers software uses binary mathematics based on whether an electric current in the hardware is on or off in the circuitry. Zero means it is off, one means it is on. off on This on-off system is called the bit system (short for binary digit).

A file containing one or more strings of data bits which are not printable characters. Some binary files may be computer programs or other forms of data that contain no text characters at all. Binary files cannot be displayed on screen, but can be downloaded for use with appropriate applications on your computer. Binary (base 2) is also the building block of computer information, representing "on" or "off" and "true" or "not true" as 1 or 0.

The language of computers. Values of zero and one are represented by the absence or presence, respectively, of electrical current in a circuit. One of these representations is a inary d gi, or one bit .

Denotes a numbering system to base 2 in which numbers are expressed as combinations of the digits 0 and 1 with positional weighting based on powers of 2. In computing, these can be represented electrically by 'off' and 'on' respectively or in machine-readable symbols by narrow and wide elements or by the absence or presence of a bar module.

Although the base two-numbering system used by computers is known as binary, the word often refers to the executable form of a program. Contrast with "source code."

a numbering system that consist of two uniques values, 0 and 1, that allows computers to perform arithmetic operations. It is naturally related to an electrical circuit having gates/switches that are off or on.

base 2 number system; a number system consisting of two digits: 0 1

The Base 2 number system. Important for computers as chips and memory are designed with binary-based registers.

The Base 2 numbering system that has a very high use in PC technology. 10 in Binary is equivalent to 2 in decimal.

The numbering system used by most computers that uses only two digits, 0 and 1, to represent all numbers.

A file format consisting of machine-readable executable code or binary data, as opposed to ASCII text files.

Encoded or compressed data; not ASCII text.

A numbering scheme, (base 2), which only uses the digits 0 and 1 to represent any number. This is a most handy way for computers and other digital electronic circuits to deal with information: 1=ON=Yes, 0=OFF=No. The "byte" (8 bits) representation of the number 17 (base 10) in binary is "00010001". (digits read right to left: first digit either 0 or 1; second digit either 0 or 1 meaning 2; third either 0 or 1 meaning 4; forth either 0 or 1 meaning 8 - - get it? 1 ,2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256,. . .) 10000000=128 10000001=129

A numbering system which uses only the numbers "1" and "0" e.g. 11001001.

function: A function which has two arguments, many binary functions use special operator symbols and infix notation

pertaining to a number system that uses only zero and one

A number system used for digital computing that has two unique numbers comprised of zero and one.

Pertaining to a number system that has just two unique digits. Computers are based on the binary numbering system, which consists of just two unique numbers, 0 and 1.

code and binary files are information and commands stored and used by hardware and software in their most elemental form--strings of on-off signals to an electronic processor. Many systems of binary encoding of data and commands are proprietary and unique to particular hardware and software systems. They are usually the most compact means of storing data, and commands stored in binary form can execute very rapidly, but binary files often are difficult to transfer between differing computer systems. Often binary files are translated into ASCII form for transfer between computers.

refers to a condition that has two possible different values; a number system having a base of two (0 and 1)

A character type with only two states (usually given as 0, 1), in which a change in either direction is 1 step (cf. ordered, unordered, Dollo, irreversible). Character Any heritable attribute of organisms that varies among terminal taxa, and so is useful in phylogenetic reconstruction.

A system of numbers represented only by digits 0 and 1. (Contrast with decimal which uses digits 0 through 9.)

A two-digit (Base-2) numerical system, which computers use to store data and compute functions. Computers use this system because digital switches inside the computer can only be set to either the on or off position, which are represented by a 1 or 0. Although this system consists of only ones and zeros, the two digits can be used to represent any number, i.e., A single 0 represents zero. A single 1 represents (2^0) or 1. 10 represents (2^1) or 2. 11 represents (2^1 + 2^0) or 3. 100 represents (2^2) or 4. 101 represents (2^2 + 2^0) or 5. 110 represents (2^2 + 2^1) or 6. 111 represents (2^2 + 2^1 + 2^0) or 7. 1000 represents (2^3) or 8, etc.

The format for storing data in computers that describes data in terms of two symbols or conditions (e.g. on/off or zero/one).

A type of newsgroup article that contains encoded binary information, such as a picture, sound, or software application. There are special groups for binary files, such as alt.binaries.clip-art. AOL members can decode binary files automatically using FileGrabber.

The numbering system used by computer that is dealing with base 2 using the numbers bits 1 and 0.

The fundamental 2-digit system all computers use (made up of the two Bits, 1 or 0, the smallest unit of information a computer can process) to perform calculations and store and retrieve data.

The base 2 number system in which only the digits 1 and 0 are used is called the binary system. The binary system lets us express any number, if we have enough bits, as a combination of 1's and 0's. Also used to express conditions like on/off, true/false, yes/no.

System based on two states: '0' and '1'.

Any representation of numbers or logical values by a system in which only two possible states are allowed. A simple switch, a two-position lever, a relay, or a flip-flop are all binary devices. Binary numbers are usually written as combinations of the two binary digits 1 and 0; binary logic is usually expressed as combinations of true and false values. Konrad Zuse used the letters L and O for both, and in a computer it is common to mix both logical and numerical values. Reckoners, Rev.?, page 0156

Information consisting of ones and zeros as well files referring to not to test such as images.

This is a basic system of numbering using ones and zeros.

A system of two stars that revolve around a common centre of gravity.

A numbering system with only two digits (1 and 0) used as the basis for all computer programming.

A numbering system that uses only 1 and 0 (e.g., 1 is one, 10 is two, 11 is three). In digital integrated circuits, a 0 is indicated by a logic low and a 1 by a logic high.

A system where only two values or states are possible for a particular condition such as “on” or “off” or “zero” or “one”. The binary code represents each letter and number with a series of ones and zeros.10101 = 21 in decimal.

The base two number system where each digit is a power of two, the allowed digits are 1 and 0. In circuit representations of a binary equation the digits 0 and 1 are also called LOW and HIGH or TRUE and FALSE, the equivalent values of which depend on the polarity of the system.

A numerical system using the base 2.

A numbering system with only two values: 0 (zero) and 1 (one).

A computer language developed with only two letters in its alphabet.

The alphabet of computer systems. Simply put, the numbers zero and one. There are some variations in the way that these two numbers are used, for example; bytes, bits and hexadecimal representations.

A number system that uses two values, "0" and "1". Also called base 2 number system.

Refers to a number system that uses only a 1 or 0. It is this system which is used by computers to transfer files.

A way to represent numbers and letters using 0 and 1. Almost all computers and digital electronics use the binary system because of its ease of implementation. Representing characters using the binary system can be confusing, because it takes a sequence of eight 0s and/or 1s to represent a single character. For example, the binary representation of the number 9 is 00111001.

The system by which combinations of 0s and 1s are used to represent the stored data.

pertaining to the number system with a radix of 2 or to a characteristic or property involving a choice or condition in which there are two possibilities. Binary arithmetic is used for managing the computer at its lowest possible electronic and magnetic levels.

Base 2 numbering system. A binary digit can have one of two values: 0 or 1. Binary numbers are used in computers because the hardware can most easily exhibit two states: off and on. Generally, a bit in memory represents one binary digit.

The number system that uses only 1's and 0's.

A system that encodes data as zeros and ones.

A numbering system involving the use of '1' and '0' eg. 11001001

When only two values or states are possible for a particular condition, such as "On," "Off," "One," or "Zero."

A numbering system using a base number of 2 and having only two digits: 0 and 1. The fundamental system of representing information with electrical pulses.

The base-2 numbering system which computers use to represent switches of either being "on" or "off" (or 1 and 0).

A coding system consisting of ones and zeros that is used in the transport of data.

Binary is a computer language. Like the English language it is made up of an alphabet, but the binary alphabet is only Ones and Zeros. This would be unwieldy for a human being to converse in, but computers find it much more efficient than having 26 letters

Where only two values or states are possible for a particular condition, such as "ON/OFF" or "ONE/ZERO". Binary is the way digital computer function because they can only represent things as "ON" or "OFF".

Refers to base 2 numbering system, in which the only allowable digits are 0 and 1. Pertaining to a condition that has only two possible values or states.

Base-two arithmetic, which uses only 1's and 0's to represent numbers. 0001 represents 1 decimal, 0010 represents 2 decimal and so forth. Binary numbers are used indirectly to refer to color depth, as in 24-bit or 8-bit color.

counting system using just two digits, 0 and 1, or black or white in imaging terms.

Counting in 'base 2' using only 1s and 0s, or "on" and "off". Used by all computers.

Binary means the use of only two values, zero and one, in encoding data. All digital computers primarily use some form of binary encoding, such as 8 or 16 or 32 binary digits at a time. Characters that you see on screen or type with your keyboard are normally encoded with 8 binary digits. For example, the binary value for the letter A is 01000001.

A numbering system that consists of @ and @ based on powers of 2. In computer code, [email protected] and [email protected] All computer programs and data transfer consist of this type of coding.

Having two states. In computers, binary is 0/1 (zero and one). Used to code data for computation.

Computers use a binary language composed of ones and zeros to do things and talk to other computers. All your files for instance are kept in the computer as binary files and translated into words and pictures by the software (which is also ones and zeros). Most of the files you create with word processors spreadsheets and graphics packages are kept in a binary form that certain software can understand and other software can't. So you have to have the right software to interpret a file--that's why Word can't read WordPerfect documents properly.

Refers to the ‘language’ computers speak. Binary code (or machine language) consists only of zeroes and ones (i.e. a choice is either on or off), called bits. Letters and other information have a specific binary representation, made up of up to 8 bits (one byte).

The basis for calculations in computers; a numbering system having only two possible states, On or Off as designated by O and 1.

A type of file transfer used on images, such as gif, jpg, or png, as well as "grouped" or archived files, such as tar or exe, and compressed files such as zip & gz. back to install guide

A binary system includes mathematical numbers using 2 as the base number. The first "digit," called a bit, holds a place value of 2, the next 2, etc. This is a concept related to both software and hardware. See binary system.

Base-2. Computer numbering system that utilizes only 1's and 0's.

Counting in zeros and ones - it's how computers work internally. You'll see it on the internet as a reference to file types which can be either Binary (eight-bit bytes) or ASCII (seven-bit bytes). it's important to know which format a file is in as some systems only work with ASCII files

Having to do with the number two. A binary numbering system uses only two digits, zero and one. A binary search divides a group of items in half. Binary is useful in computing because the electronic devices can represent the zero and one as off and on switches.

This is a numbering system that computers use, and consists of just two digits, 0 or 1.

Data represented in binary format uses only two digits - 0 and 1.

The simplest form of computer language. Binary consists of ones and zeros.

Characteristic of having only two states, such as current on and current off. The binary number system uses only ones and zeros.

A numbering system with just two numbers. Usually, one and zero. Digital computers reduce everything, ultimately, to strings of ones and zeros. However, code that consists simply of ones and zeros is very difficult for human beings to comprehend, which is why commercial software programs are usually released in binary form. A compiler program converts source code written by humans into binaries that computers can understand.

A type of compensation plan that limits your frontline to two people and pays out weekly on one of the two legs of your organization.

Refers to the base-two number system. The system contains only two numbers, 0 and 1. In computer-like circuits, the presence of a voltage, current or other such signal indicates a "1" whereas the absence of the same signal indicates "0". BIT - Contraction of binary digit. It is the smallest unit of information in a binary system.

The common name for base two maths. In binary, the smallest unit is a bit (short for a binary digit). This can have one of just two values: 0 or 1. Computers count using base two, since the two values are easy to represent electrically: as 0 volts for zero and (normally) 5 volts for a one

A number system that uses only two digits, 0 and 1. Called a base 2 number system. Place value indicates powers of 2. (In the decimal system, place value indicates powers of 10.) Since computers use bits, which have only two states, binary is a convenient number system for representing computer information at its most basic level.

Pertaining to a selection, choice, or condition that has two possible values. (I) A numbering system with a base of two (0 and 1). In DB2 UDB for AS/400, a data type indicating that the data is a binary number with a precision of 15 (halfword) or 31 (fullword) bits.

The base two numbering system where the numerics can only be 0 or 1. See also Bit and Byte.

A term applied to a signal or device that has only two discrete positions or states.

An FTP file format for transferring encoded data such as programs and images.

Describes a representation of numbers that are made up of just two figures: 0 and 1. Analog to the ten-figure decimal system (0-9); in the binary system, larger numbers are made up by combining the numbers 0 and 1.

adj. 1. Base two. 2. Refers to I/O done in a byte-for-byte or bit-for-bit way, without formatting or interpretation, i.e. a direct copy operation between internal memory and external storage. 3. Refers to a file which is to be interpreted as a sequence of raw bytes, in which any byte values may appear. Compare text. See questions 12.38, 12.40, and 20.5. 4. Refers to an operator taking two operands. Compare unary.

Binary describes a numbering scheme in which there are only two possible values for each digit: 0 and 1. The term also refers to any digital encoding/decoding system in which there are exactly two possible states. In digital data memory, storage, processing, and communications, the 0 and 1 values are sometimes called "low" and "high," respectively

A number system based on two. Computers are based on the binary system. Binary is also used to describe non-ASCII files. Binary settings are required to download software programs, graphics, spreadsheets and word processor files from the Net.

A number system with a base of any combination of one and zero, such as 00010100. Binary digits, 0 and 1, are also known as ons and offs. All computer images, text and code are reduced to binary numbers.

Binary is a two-digit numerical system, which computers use to store data and compute functions. All data is stored as a string of 1's and 0's.

Base 2 numbering system consisting of only 0 and 1. May be represented as a digital signal and referred to as True/False, High/Low, or On/Off.

Number system based on 2. The place columns of the number are based on powers of 2: 2,4,8,16,32,64,128,256, and so on. The binary to decimal conversions make up the IP addresses used on any TCP/IP network, such as 199.232.255.113.

A base-2 number system. All numbers are represented as a sequence of zeros and ones.

Computer code consisting of only 1's and 0's. ...

Based upon the integer two. Binary Code is composed of a combination of entities that can assume one of two possible conditions (0 or 1). An example in binary notation of the digits 111 would represent (1 X 2) + (1 X 2) + (1 X 2) = 4 + 2 + 1 = 7.

Base 2 number counting system with just ones and zeros that computers use. Binary files can contain graphics, sounds, video, programs or other information.

A system of counting that is base-2. ( The decimal system that we use is base-10.) Unlike the decimal system which uses digits having possible values between 0 and 9, the binary system has digits ( bits ) that can only have the values 0 and 1.

is a coding or counting system with only two symbols or conditions (off/on, zero/one, mark/space, high/low). The binary system is the basis for storing data in computers.

A base-2 numbering system that uses 0 and 1 to represent information. The computer performs operations based on the ordering and calculation of these numbers.

The base two numbering system that digital systems use to represent data. It consists of just two numbers: "0" and "1".

Literally of a pair of two parts. A system of communication, particularly counting, using two possible states in coded combinations.

A numbering system that uses combinations of 0 and 1 to represent data. Also known as Base 2.

A method of encoding numbers as a series of bits. The binary number system, also referred to as base 2, uses combinations of only two digits - 1 and 0.

the base 2 numbers system. All numbers are represented as a string of ones and zeros. The number system used by digital computers. A one is represented by a voltage and a zero by the absence of a voltage. In 4 bit binary the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, would be represented by 0000, 0001, 0010, 0011, 0100, 0101 respectively.

The method used to represent numbers, alphabetic characters, and symbols in digital computers. It is a base two numbering system that uses only two digits, 0's and 1's, to express numeric quantities.

Any data that is not text. This can be images, audio, video clips, programs, or other such files that cannot be read with a standard text editor.

Binary data is a direct representation of the bits stored in RAM on a computer. Much more compact and accurate than ASCII.

In data processing, number system in which there are two-digits: one and two, as in a binary digital computer.

The binary number system is comprised of only zeros or ones. Electrically a binary signal is either on or off.

A numbering scheme in which there are only two possible values for each digit: 0 and 1. As opposed to decimal, octal, hexadecimal, etc.

A complex programming language that is made up of 0 and 1, and also the first 6 letters of the alphabet.

A counting system that utilizes only zeros and ones. Computers store and process information in a binary (0, 1) format. Each 0 or 1 represents one bit which in effect is a representation of an "off" or "on" state of an electronic current. A group of eight bits forms one byte. For example, the letter "Z" is represented in ASCII [ merican tandard ode for nformation nterchange] as 0101 1010 and in EBCDIC [ xtended inary oded ecimal nterchange ode] as 1110 1001.

Files which contain eight-bit bytes (as distinct from ASCII files which contain seven-bit bytes). Some systems can only accept ASCII.

a code representing decimal numbers which makes use of exactly two distinct characters, usually 0 and 1.

"Not Text", this is a file type of pure data that needs to be converted to an image, sound or application. A base 2 numbering system.

Pertaining to a number system that has only two digits. Computers are based on the binary numbering system, which consists of the numbers 0 and 1. All operations that are possible in the decimal system such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division are equally possible in the binary system.

A form of numbering system where the only digits used are 0 and 1. This may seem a bit crude, but it is the system used in all digital electronics, and MIDI sends values in the form of binary numbers.

Numbering system based on two digits: 0 and 1.

Data that may contain non-printable characters, including graphics files, programs, and sound files.

file A file containing information such as a compressed archive, an image, a program, a spread sheet, or a word processor document. The items in the file usually cannot be displayed on a screen or printed without using some program.

1. v. representable by two states, either on or off. 2. n. the "base two" number system. See bit, decimal, hexadecimal, ASCII, EBCDIC. 3. n. an executable program file.

A numbering system in which numbers are expressed as combinations of digits and or off and on. Back to the alphabetical list at the top.

Any scheme that uses two different states, components, conditions or conclusions. In mathematics, the binary or base-2 numbering system uses combinations of the digits 0 and 1 to represent all values ... more

Base two numbers with only two possible values, 0, or 1. Primarily used by communication and computer systems.

Two-way relationship. A relationship with an inverse.

A number system having only two symbols, 0 and 1. A base 2 number system.

The system by which combinations of 0s and 1s are used to represent any type of data stored on a computer.

A base-2 number system in which values are expressed as combinations of two digits, 0 and 1.

Data transmitted or stored as a bit pattern, rather than ASCII characters. Binary data is more compact and loads faster.

The base 2 number system, where all numbers are represented by combinations of the digits 0 and 1. Computers use binary numbers because electrical circuits in integrated circuits have only two values, on (1) and off (0), and magnetic fields in disk drives have only two values, positive (1) and negative (0). Today's digital systems use binary numbers.

Infomation which is entirely composed of ones and zeros. Readable to only computers. Refers to files which aren't of the usual text format, eg.image files.

double star in which the components orbit one another.

A numbering system characterized by ones and zeros (1 = on, 0 = off).

Two logical states (yes/no); the basis of binary data-processing systems.

(1.) Pertaining to a system of numbers to the base two. The binary digits are 0 and 1. (2.) Involving a choice of two conditions, such as on-off or yes-no. (3.) In ODM, a terminal descriptor type used to define a variable as a bit string that is not null-terminated. See also terminal descriptor.

A condition in which there are two possible states; for example, the binary number system (base-2) using the digits 0 and 1.

is a direct representation of the bits stored in Random Access Memory (RAM) on a computer

Binary is a techno-thriller novel written by Michael Crichton in 1972. The villain is a political extremist, who arranges for the theft of an army shipment of the two precursor chemicals that form a deadly nerve agent.

a reference to a chunk of untyped memory

what happens when you don't get enough fibre.

A code comprised of 1 or 0

a synonym for "Build" and means a version

Machine language consisting of only 1's and 0's (on's and off's).

See opposition.