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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where binary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the same source code can be compiled to produce different binaries for different operating systems

Synonyms for binary in the sense of this definition

(binary is a kind of ...) (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute

"the program required several hundred lines of code"

Definition 2: a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation - [noun denoting object]

Synonyms for binary in the sense of this definition

(binary is a kind of ...) (astronomy) a celestial body of hot gases that radiates energy derived from thermonuclear reactions in the interior

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in Taurus

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in the sky; in Canis Major

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in Orion

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in Canis Minor

(... is an instance of binary) the largest known star

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in Scorpius

(... is an instance of binary) double star 15.7 light years from Earth; the brightest star in the Aquila constellation

(... is an instance of binary) brightest star in Centaurus; second nearest star to the sun

(... is an instance of binary) the second brightest star in Perseus; the first known eclipsing binary

(... is an instance of binary) the brightest star in the constellation Lyra

Definition 3: of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where binary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a binary digit

Definition 4: consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where binary or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(binary is similar to ...) having or involving or consisting of more than one part or entity or individual

"multiple birth" "multiple ownership" "made multiple copies of the speech" "his multiple achievements in public life" "her multiple personalities" "a pineapple is a multiple fruit"

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