binary digit

noun Mathematics, Computers.

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

Origin of binary digit

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for binary digit

binary digit


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

binary digit

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