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Binary may refer to:

Science and technology[edit]



  • Binary code, the digital representation of text and data
  • Bit, or binary digit, the basic unit of information in computers
  • Binary file, composed of something other than human-readable text
    • Executable, a type of binary file that contains machine code for the computer to execute
  • Binary tree, a computer tree data structure in which each node has at most two children



  • Binary fission, the splitting of a single-celled organism into two daughter cells


  • Binary phase, a chemical compound containing two different chemical elements

Arts and entertainment[edit]



  • Binary (novel), a 1972 novel by Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)
  • Binary, an evil organization in the novel InterWorld

Other uses[edit]

  • Binary opposition, polar opposites, often ignoring the middle ground
  • Gender binary, the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine

See also[edit]