bi'nary sys"tem

1. a system involving only two elements, as 0 and 1 or yes and no.
2. Math.a system of counting or measurement whose units are powers of two. Cf. binary (def. 2a).
3. Astron.See binary star. Also called dyadic system (for defs. 1, 2).

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