binary digit


noun Mathematics, Computers.

either of the digits 0 or 1 when used in the binary number system.

Nearby words

  1. binary,
  2. binary cell,
  3. binary code,
  4. binary coded decimal,
  5. binary color,
  6. binary fission,
  7. binary form,
  8. binary notation,
  9. binary number,
  10. binary number system

Origin of binary digit

First recorded in 1945–50

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British Dictionary definitions for binary digit

binary digit

noun

either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notationSee also bit 4
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Science definitions for binary digit

binary digit

Either of the digits 0 or 1, used in the binary number system. See more at bit.
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