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# binary operation

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noun

a mathematical operation in which two elements are combined to yield a single result: Addition and multiplication are binary operations on the set of real numbers.

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## Origin of binary operation

First recorded in 1930–35

## Words nearby binary operation

binary fission, binary form, binary notation, binary number, binary number system, binary operation, binary opposition, binary pulsar, binary star, binary system, binary weapon

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