English dictionary

binary meaning and definition


Definition of binary (noun)

  1. a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
  2. a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system; a binary for one operating system will not run on a different operating system
    • "the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems"
    • synonyms: binary program

BINARY adjective

Definition of binary (adjective)

  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"
Source: Princeton University Wordnet