Binary

Pronunciation: /ˈbaɪ nɛ ri/ Explain

The word binary has as its root the word bi which means '2'. Some other words which use the root bi are bicycle (two wheels), biannually (every two years), and bilateral (two sided).

A binary set is a set that contains exactly two members. One example of a binary set is the set of truth values: { true, false }. Another example of a binary set is the digits for binary numbers (base 2 numbers): {0, 1}.[1]

Binary Operator

OperatorExample
+3 + 2 = 5
--1 - 2 = -3
×4 × 7 = 28
÷8 ÷ 2 = 4
Table 1

A binary operator is an operator that takes two operands as arguments. Table 1 contains examples of binary operators.

More Information

  • McAdams, David E.. Bi. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 6/22/2018. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/b/bi.html.

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McAdams, David E. Binary. 8/7/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/b/binary.html.

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8/7/2018: Changed vocabulary links to WORDLINK format. (McAdams, David E.)
6/22/2018: Removed broken links, updated license, implemented new markup. (McAdams, David E.)
1/8/2010: Added "References". (McAdams, David E.)
6/24/2008: Added words starting with 'bi' and reference to article on bi. (McAdams, David E.)
5/30/2008: Added reference to root word 'bi'. (McAdams, David E.)
4/22/2008: Added reference to binary operator. (McAdams, David E.)
4/18/2008: Initial version. (McAdams, David E.)

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