binarity

[bahy-nar-i-tee, -nair-]

noun Linguistics.

a principle of analysis requiring that a linguistic system, as a phonological, case, or semantic system, be represented as a set of binary oppositions.

Also bi·nar·ism [bahy-nuh-riz-uh m] /ˈbaɪ nəˌrɪz əm/.

Origin of binarity

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