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noun
a system involving only two elements, as 0 and 1 or yes and no.
Mathematics. a system of counting or measurement whose units are powers of two.Compare binary (def. 2a).
Astronomy. binary star.
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Also called dyadic system (for defs. 1, 2).

Origin of binary system

First recorded in 1825–35
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