binary digit


noun Mathematics, Computers.

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

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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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Scientific 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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