Definition of binary adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    binary

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈbaɪnɛri//
     
    , NAmE//ˈbaɪnəri//
     
     
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  1. 1(computing) (mathematics) using only 0 and 1 as a system of numbers the binary system binary arithmetic
  2. 2(technology) based on only two numbers; consisting of two parts binary code/numbers compare unary
binarynoun[uncountable]
 
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The computer performs calculations in binary and converts the results to decimal.