Pronunciation: (bī-nar'i-tē, -nâr'-), [key]
a principle of analysis requiring that a linguistic system, as a phonological, case, or semantic system, be represented as a set of binary oppositions. Also,bi•nar•ismPronunciation: (bī'nu-riz"um). [key]
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