# Binary vs. Alphanumeric — What's the Difference?

## Compare with Definitions

#### Binary

Relating to, composed of, or involving two things.
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#### Alphanumeric

Alphanumericals are a combination of alphabetical and numerical characters, and is used to describe the collection of Latin letters and Arabic digits or a text constructed from this collection. Merriam-Webster suggests that the term "alphanumeric" may often additionally refer to other symbols, such as punctuation and mathematical symbols.In the POSIX/C locale, there are either 36 (A-Z and 0-9, case insensitive) or 62 (A-Z, a-z and 0-9, case-sensitive) alphanumeric characters.
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#### Binary

Relating to, using, or denoting a system of numerical notation that has 2 rather than 10 as a base.
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#### Alphanumeric

Consisting of both letters and numbers.
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#### Binary

The binary system of notation
The device is counting in binary
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#### Alphanumeric

Consisting of or using letters, numbers, punctuation marks, and mathematical and other conventional symbols
An alphanumeric code.
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#### Binary

Something having two parts.
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#### Alphanumeric

Consisting of, or limited to, letters and/or numbers, especially the characters A to Z (lowercase and uppercase) and 0 to 9.
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#### Binary

Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components; twofold.
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#### Alphanumeric

Consisting of these characters plus punctuation and other special characters.
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#### Binary

Of or relating to a system of numeration having 2 as its base.
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#### Alphanumeric

An alphanumeric character.
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#### Binary

Of or relating to a system of encoding data using only 0's and 1's.
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#### Alphanumeric

Of or pertaining to alphanumeric characters
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#### Binary

(Chemistry) Consisting of or containing only two kinds of atoms.
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#### Binary

Of or employing two comparatively nontoxic chemicals that combine to produce a deadly poison
Binary weapons.
A binary nerve agent.
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#### Binary

(Music) Having two sections or subjects.
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#### Binary

A number system having 2 as its base.
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#### Binary

A file that contains the executable version of a computer program.
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A binary star.
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#### Binary

Being in one of two mutually exclusive states.
Binary states are often represented as 1 and 0 in computer science.
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#### Binary

(logic) Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
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#### Binary

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.
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#### Binary

Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.
Binary star
Two ingredients are combined in a binary poison.
A binary statistical distribution has only two categories.
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#### Binary

Of an operation, function, procedure, or logic gate, taking exactly two operands, arguments, parameters, or inputs; having domain of dimension 2.
Division of reals is a binary operation.
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#### Binary

(computing) Of data, consisting coded values (e.g. machine code) not interpretable as plain or ASCII text (e.g. source code).
Plain text
He downloaded the binary distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.
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#### Binary

(comparable) Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.
He has a very binary understanding of gender.
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#### Binary

A state in which only two values are possible, in which something must have one value or the other.
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#### Binary

The bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
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#### Binary

(computing) binary file; a file consisting of data other than human-readable text.
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#### Binary

(astronomy) binary star.
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#### Binary

Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two (things).
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#### Binary

That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality.
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#### Binary

A system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation
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#### Binary

Of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base;
A binary digit
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#### Binary

Consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two;
A binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other
A binary compound
The binary number system has two as its base
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