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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 image, a digital image that has only two possible values for each pixel
  • Binary prefix, a prefix attached before a unit symbol to multiply it by a power of 2, e.g. Kbyte
  • Binary tree, a computer tree data structure in which each node has at most two children



Arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Binary option, a financial option in which the payoff is either some fixed monetary amount or nothing at all
  • Binary betting, a bet on a proposition which is quoted as a spread bet
  • Binary opposition, polar opposites, often ignoring the middle ground
  • Binary Research, a company founded in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Gender binary, the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine
  • The Binary, a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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