By Letter: Non-alphabet | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  Email this page to a friend


Binary




1. <mathematics> Base two.

A number representation consisting of zeros and ones used by practically all computers because of its ease of implementation using digital electronics and Boolean algebra.

2. <file format> Any file format for digital data encoded as a sequence of bits but not consisting of a sequence of printable characters (text).

The term is often used for executable machine code.

Of course all digital data, including characters, is actually binary data (unless it uses some (rare) system with more than two discrete levels) but the distinction between binary and text is well established.

3. <programming> A description of an operator which takes two arguments.

See also unary, ternary.



< Previous TermsTerms Containing binaryNext Terms >
big win
bijection
Bill Gates
Bill Joy
binaries
2780
2B1Q
3780
ABI
Altair 8800
binary coded decimal
Binary Compatibility Standard
binary counter
binary data
binary exponential backoff


Web Standards & Support:

Link to and support eLook.org Powered by LoadedWeb Web Hosting
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! eLook.org FireFox Extensions