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**Binary** may refer to:

## Science and technology[edit]

### Mathematics[edit]

- Binary number, a representation of numbers using only two digits (0 and 1)
- Binary relation, a relation involving two elements
- Binary function, a function that takes two arguments
- Binary operation, a mathematical operation that takes two arguments
- Finger binary, a system for counting in binary numbers on the fingers of human hands

### Computing[edit]

- Binary code, the digital representation of text and data
- 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

### Astronomy[edit]

- Binary star, a star system with two stars in it
- Binary planet, two planetary bodies of comparable mass orbiting each other
- Binary asteroid, two asteroids orbiting each other

### Chemistry[edit]

- Binary compound, a chemical compound containing two different chemical elements
- Binary explosive, an explosive made of two components that become explosive when mixed
- Binary chemical weapon, containing two chemicals that when combined make a toxic agent

## Arts and entertainment[edit]

*Binary*(Kay Tse album), 2008*Binary*(Ani DiFranco album), 2017- Binary (comics), a superheroine in the Marvel Universe
*Binary*(novel), a 1972 novel by Michael Crichton (writing as John Lange)- "Binary" (song), a 2007 single by Assemblage 23
- Binary form, a way of structuring a piece of music
- Binary, an evil organization in the novel
*InterWorld* *Binary*(Doctor Who audio)

## 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
- Non-binary gender, gender identities outside the gender binary

- The Binary, a tower in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

## See also[edit]

- Binary-coded decimal, a method for encoding for decimal digits in binary sequences
- Binary fission, the splitting of a single-celled organism into two daughter cells
- Binary logic (disambiguation)
- All pages with titles beginning with
*Binary* - All pages with titles containing
*Binary* - Boolean (disambiguation)
- Binomial (disambiguation)
- Secondary (disambiguation)
- Unary (disambiguation)
- Ternary (disambiguation)

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