Binary
Pronunciation: /ˈbaɪ nɛ ri/ ?
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
Operator  Example 
+  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.

References
 binary. http://wordnet.princeton.edu/. WordNet. Princeton University. (Accessed: 20110108). http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=binary&sub=Search+WordNet&o2=&o0=1&o7=&o5=&o1=1&o6=&o4=&o3=&h=.
More Information
 McAdams, David. Bi. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 20090312. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Bi.
 McAdams, David. Binary Number. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 20090312. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Binary Number.
 McAdams, David. Operation. allmathwords.org. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. 20090312. http://www.allmathwords.org/article.aspx?lang=en&id=Operation.
Cite this article as:
Binary. 20100104. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/b/binary.html.
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