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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Binary \Bi"na*ry\, noun That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality. --Fotherby.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Binary \Bi"na*ry\, adjective [L. binarius, fr. bini two by two, two at a time, fr. root of bis twice; akin to E. two: cf. F. binaire.] Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).

{Binary arithmetic}, that in which numbers are expressed according to the binary scale, or in which two figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher multiplying everything by two, as in common arithmetic by ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four, etc. --Davies & Peck.

{Binary compound} (Chem.), a compound of two elements, or of an element and a compound performing the function of an element, or of two compounds performing the function of elements.

{Binary logarithms}, a system of logarithms devised by Euler for facilitating musical calculations, in which 1 is the logarithm of 2, instead of 10, as in the common logarithms, and the modulus 1.442695 instead of .43429448.

{Binary measure} (Mus.), measure divisible by two or four; common time.

{Binary theory} (Chem.), the theory that all chemical compounds consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

1: of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base; "a binary digit"

2: consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms); "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"

noun

1: a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation [syn: {binary star}, {binary}, {double star}]