Binary

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Binary may refer to:

In mathematics, science, and technology[edit]

In mathematics[edit]

In computing[edit]

  • Binary code, the digital representation of text and data
  • Binary-coded decimal, a method for encoding for decimal digits in binary sequences
  • Binary file, composed of something other than human-readable text
  • 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
  • Executable, a type of binary file that contains machine code for the computer to execute

In astronomy[edit]

In other sciences[edit]

  • Binary compound, a chemical compound containing two different chemical elements
  • Binary fission, the splitting of a single-celled organism into two daughter cells
  • Gender binary, the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine
    • Non-binary, gender identities outside of the gender binary

In arts and entertainment[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Binary option, also known as digital option or all-or-nothing option, in finance
  • 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 by Murray Haszard
  • Gender binary, the classification of sex and gender into two distinct and disconnected forms of masculine and feminine
    • Non-binary, gender identities outside of the gender binary

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