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

## Difference Between Binary and Double

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## Definitions

#### Binary➦

Relating to, composed of, or involving two things.

#### Double➦

Consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things

Double doors

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

Lower in pitch by an octave.

#### Binary➦

The binary system of notation

The device is counting in binary

#### Double➦

At or to twice the amount or extent

You have to be careful, and this counts double for older people

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#### Binary➦

Something having two parts.

#### Double➦

A thing which is twice as large as usual or is made up of two standard units or things

Join the two sleeping bags together to make a double

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

A person who looks exactly like another

You could pass yourself off as his double

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

(especially in tennis and badminton) a game or competition involving sides made up of two players

The semi-finals of the doubles

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#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

A system of change-ringing using five bells, with two pairs changing places each time.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

A pair of victories in the same sport in two different competitions

Manchester United won the double twice

#### Binary➦

Of or employing two comparatively nontoxic chemicals that combine to produce a deadly poison

Binary weapons.

A binary nerve agent.

#### Double➦

A number or amount which is twice as large as a contrasting or usual number or amount

He paid double and had a room all to himself

#### Binary➦

(Music) Having two sections or subjects.

#### Double➦

Become twice as much or as many

Profits doubled in one year

#### Binary➦

A number system having 2 as its base.

#### Double➦

Fold or bend (paper, cloth, or other material) over on itself

The muslin is doubled and then laid in a sieve over the bowl

#### Binary➦

A file that contains the executable version of a computer program.

#### Double➦

Be used in or play another, different role

A laser printer doubles as a photocopier

#### Binary➦

A binary star.

#### Double➦

Twice as much in size, strength, number, or amount

A double dose.

#### Binary➦

Being in one of two mutually exclusive states.

Binary states are often represented as 1 and 0 in computer science.

#### Double➦

Composed of two like parts

Double doors.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

Composed of two unlike parts; dual

A double meaning.

A double role for an actor.

#### Binary➦

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

#### Double➦

Accommodating or designed for two

A double bed.

A double room.

#### 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.

#### Double➦

Characterized by duplicity; deceitful

Speak with a double tongue.

#### 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.

#### Double➦

(Botany) Having many more than the usual number of petals, usually in a crowded or an overlapping arrangement

A double chrysanthemum.

#### 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.

#### Double➦

Something increased twofold.

#### Binary➦

(comparable) Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.

He has a very binary understanding of gender.

#### Double➦

One that closely resembles another; a duplicate.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

Something having two identifiable or prominent parts or members.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

Something capable of carrying, moving, or holding two people or things, as a mattress.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

An actor's understudy.

#### Binary➦

(astronomy) binary star.

#### Double➦

An actor who takes the place of another actor in scenes requiring special skills or preparations

A stunt double.

A body double.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

An apparition; a wraith.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

A sharp turn in a direction of movement; a reversal.

#### Binary➦

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

#### Double➦

A sharp, often devious change in position or argument; a shift.

#### Binary➦

Of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base;

A binary digit

#### Double➦

Doubles(Sports) A form of a game, such as tennis or handball, having two players on each side.

#### 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

#### Double➦

(Baseball) A hit enabling the batter to reach second base. Also called two-bagger, two-base hit.

#### Double➦

A bid in bridge indicating strength to one's partner; a request for a bid.

#### Double➦

A bid doubling one's opponent's bid in bridge, thus increasing the penalty for failure to fulfill the contract.

#### Double➦

A hand justifying such a bid.

#### Double➦

To make twice as great.

#### Double➦

To be twice as much as

Doubled the score of his opponent.

#### Double➦

To fold in two.

#### Double➦

To clench (one's fist).

#### Double➦

To duplicate; repeat.

#### Double➦

To turn (an enemy spy) into a double agent.

#### Double➦

To cause the scoring of (a run) by hitting a double.

#### Double➦

To advance or score (a runner) by hitting a double.

#### Double➦

To put out (a runner) as the second part of a double play.

#### Double➦

(Games) To challenge (an opponent's bid) with a double in bridge.

#### Double➦

(Music) To duplicate (another part or voice) an octave higher or lower or in unison.

#### Double➦

(Nautical) To sail around

Double a cape.

#### Double➦

To be increased twofold

The debt soon doubled.

#### Double➦

To turn sharply or all the way around; reverse one's course

Had to double back to touch the missed base.

#### Double➦

To serve in an additional capacity

A frying pan that doubles as a pie tin.

A conductor who doubles as a pianist.

#### Double➦

To replace an actor in the actor's absence or in a certain scene.

#### Double➦

(Baseball) To hit a double.

#### Double➦

(Games) To announce a double in bridge.

#### Double➦

To twice the amount or extent; doubly

Paid double for the customized car.

#### Double➦

Two together; in pairs

Sleeping double.

#### Double➦

In two

Bent double.

#### Double➦

Made up of two matching or complementary elements.

The closet has double doors.

#### Double➦

Of twice the quantity.

Give me a double serving of mashed potatoes.

#### Double➦

Of a family relationship, related on both the maternal and paternal sides of a family.

He's my double cousin as my mother's sister married my father's brother.

#### Double➦

Designed for two users.

A double room

#### Double➦

Folded in two; composed of two layers.

#### Double➦

Stooping; bent over.

#### Double➦

Having two aspects; ambiguous.

A double meaning

#### Double➦

False, deceitful, or hypocritical.

A double life

#### Double➦

Of flowers, having more than the normal number of petals.

#### Double➦

(music) Of an instrument, sounding an octave lower.

A double bass

#### Double➦

(music) Of time, twice as fast.

#### Double➦

Twice over; twofold; doubly.

#### Double➦

Two together; two at a time. (especially in see double)

There are only a few beds, so some of the children will have to sleep double for the night.

#### Double➦

Twice the number, amount, size, etc.

#### Double➦

A person who resembles and stands in for another person, often for safety purposes

Saddam Hussein was rumored to have many doubles.

#### Double➦

A drink with two portions of alcohol.

On second thought, make that a double.

#### Double➦

A ghostly apparition of a living person; a doppelgänger.

#### Double➦

A sharp turn, especially a return on one's own tracks.

#### Double➦

A redundant item for which an identical item already exists.

I have more than 200 stamps in my collection but they're not all unique: some are doubles.

Before printing the photos, Liam deleted the doubles.

#### Double➦

(baseball) A two-base hit.

The catcher hit a double to lead off the ninth.

#### Double➦

(bridge) A call that increases certain scoring points if the last preceding bid becomes the contract.

#### Double➦

(billiards) A strike in which the object ball is struck so as to make it rebound against the cushion to an opposite pocket.

#### Double➦

A bet on two horses in different races in which any winnings from the first race are placed on the horse in the later race.

#### Double➦

(darts) The narrow outermost ring on a dartboard.

#### Double➦

(darts) A hit on this ring.

#### Double➦

(dominoes) A tile that has the same value (i.e., the same number of pips) on both sides.

#### Double➦

A double-precision floating-point number.

The sine function returns a double.

#### Double➦

(soccer) Two competitions, usually one league and one cup, won by the same team in a single season.

#### Double➦

(rowing) A boat for two scullers.

#### Double➦

(sports) The feat of scoring twice in one game.

#### Double➦

The feat of winning two events in a single meet or competition.

In 1996, Michael Johnson achieved a double by winning both the 200 and 400 meter dashes.

#### Double➦

(historical) A former French coin worth one-sixth of a sou.

#### Double➦

A copper coin worth one-eighth of a penny.

#### Double➦

(music) Playing the same part on two instruments, alternately.

#### Double➦

(Christianity) A double feast.

#### Double➦

Synonym of double-quick

#### Double➦

(transitive) To multiply by two.

The company doubled their earnings per share over last quarter.

#### Double➦

(intransitive) To increase by 100%, to become twice as large in size.

Our earnings have doubled in the last year.

#### Double➦

To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.

#### Double➦

(transitive) To fold over so as to make two folds.

To make a pleat, double the material at the waist.

#### Double➦

(transitive) (sometimes followed by up) To clench (a fist).

#### Double➦

(baseball) To get a two-base hit.

The batter doubled into the corner.

#### Double➦

(transitive) (often followed by together or up) To join or couple.

#### Double➦

(transitive) To repeat exactly; copy.

#### Double➦

To serve a second role or have a second purpose.

A spork is a kind of fork that doubles as a spoon.

#### Double➦

To act as substitute for (another theatrical performer in a certain role, etc).

#### Double➦

(theatre) To play (both one part and another, in the same play, etc).

#### Double➦

(intransitive) To turn sharply, following a winding course.

#### Double➦

(nautical) To sail around (a headland or other point).

#### Double➦

(music) To duplicate (a part) either in unison or at the octave above or below it.

#### Double➦

To be capable of performing (upon an additional instrument).

#### Double➦

(bridge) To make a call that will double certain scoring points if the preceding bid becomes the contract.

#### Double➦

To double down.

#### Double➦

To cause (a ball) to rebound from a cushion before entering the pocket.

#### Double➦

(intransitive) To go or march at twice the normal speed.

#### Double➦

(transitive) To multiply the strength or effect of by two.

Sorry, this store does not double coupons.

#### Double➦

(military) To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.

#### Double➦

To transmit simultaneously on the same channel as another station, either unintentionally or deliberately, causing interference.

Could you please repeat your last transmission? Another station was doubling with you.

#### Double➦

To operate as a double agent.

#### Double➦

Twofold; multiplied by two; increased by its equivalent; made twice as large or as much, etc.

Let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.

Darkness and tempest make a double night.

#### Double➦

Being in pairs; presenting two of a kind, or two in a set together; coupled.

[Let] The swan, on still St. Mary's lake,Float double, swan and shadow.

#### Double➦

Divided into two; acting two parts, one openly and the other secretly; equivocal; deceitful; insincere.

With a double heart do they speak.

#### Double➦

Having the petals in a flower considerably increased beyond the natural number, usually as the result of cultivation and the expense of the stamens, or stamens and pistils. The white water lily and some other plants have their blossoms naturally double.

#### Double➦

Twice; doubly.

I was double their age.

#### Double➦

To increase by adding an equal number, quantity, length, value, or the like; multiply by two; as, to double a sum of money; to double a number, or length.

Double six thousand, and then treble that.

#### Double➦

To make of two thicknesses or folds by turning or bending together in the middle; to fold one part upon another part of; as, to double the leaf of a book, and the like; to clinch, as the fist; - often followed by up; as, to double up a sheet of paper or cloth.

Then the old manWas wroth, and doubled up his hands.

#### Double➦

To be the double of; to exceed by twofold; to contain or be worth twice as much as.

Thus reënforced, against the adverse fleet,Still doubling ours, brave Rupert leads the way.

#### Double➦

To pass around or by; to march or sail round, so as to reverse the direction of motion.

Sailing along the coast, the doubled the promontory of Carthage.

#### Double➦

To unite, as ranks or files, so as to form one from each two.

#### Double➦

To be increased to twice the sum, number, quantity, length, or value; to increase or grow to twice as much.

'T is observed in particular nations, that within the space of three hundred years, notwithstanding all casualties, the number of men doubles.

#### Double➦

To return upon one's track; to turn and go back over the same ground, or in an opposite direction.

Doubling and turning like a hunted hare.

Doubling and doubling with laborious walk.

#### Double➦

To play tricks; to use sleights; to play false.

What penalty and danger you accrue,If you be found to double.

#### Double➦

To set up a word or words a second time by mistake; to make a doublet.

#### Double➦

Twice as much; twice the number, sum, quantity, length, value, and the like.

If the thief be found, let him pay double.

#### Double➦

Among compositors, a doublet (see Doublet, 2.); among pressmen, a sheet that is twice pulled, and blurred.

#### Double➦

That which is doubled over or together; a doubling; a plait; a fold.

Rolled up in sevenfold doubleOf plagues.

#### Double➦

A turn or circuit in running to escape pursues; hence, a trick; a shift; an artifice.

These men are too well acquainted with the chase to be flung off by any false steps or doubles.

#### Double➦

A person or thing that is the counterpart of another; a duplicate; copy; (Obs.) transcript; - now chiefly used of persons. Hence, a wraith.

My charming friend . . . has, I am almost sure, a double, who preaches his afternoon sermons for him.

#### Double➦

A player or singer who prepares to take the part of another player in his absence; a substitute; - used especially of a person who resembles an actor and takes the actor's place in scenes requiring special skills; as, a stunt double.

#### Double➦

Double beer; strong beer.

#### Double➦

A feast in which the antiphon is doubled, hat is, said twice, before and after the Psalms, instead of only half being said, as in simple feasts.

#### Double➦

A game between two pairs of players; as, a first prize for doubles.

#### Double➦

An old term for a variation, as in Bach's Suites.

#### Double➦

A base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base;

He hit a double to deep centerfield

#### Double➦

A stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts;

His first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

#### Double➦

Someone who closely resembles a famous person (especially an actor);

He could be Gingrich's double

She's the very image of her mother

#### Double➦

A quantity that is twice as great as another;

36 is the double of 18

#### Double➦

Raising the stakes in a card game by a factor of 2;

I decided his double was a bluff

#### Double➦

Increase twofold;

The population doubled within 50 years

#### Double➦

Hit a two-base hit

#### Double➦

Bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain;

He doubled and vomited violently

#### Double➦

Do double duty; serve two purposes or have two functions;

She doubles as his wife and secretary

#### Double➦

Bridge: make a demand for (a card or suit)

#### Double➦

Make or do or perform again;

He could never replicate his brilliant performance of the magic trick

#### Double➦

Having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities;

A double (or dual) role for an actor

The office of a clergyman is twofold; public preaching and private influence

Every episode has its double and treble meaning

#### Double➦

Consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs;

An egg with a double yolk

A double (binary) star

Double doors

Dual controls for pilot and copilot

Duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure

#### Double➦

Twice as great or many;

Ate a double portion

The dose is doubled

A twofold increase

#### Double➦

Used of flowers having more than the usual number of petals in crowded or overlapping arrangements;

Double chrysanthemums have many rows of petals and are usually spherical or hemispherical

#### Double➦

Used of homologous chromosomes associated in pairs in synapsis

#### Double➦

Large enough for two;

A double bed

A double room

#### Double➦

Having two meanings with intent to deceive;

A sly double meaning

Spoke with forked tongue

#### Double➦

Downward and forward;

He was bent double with pain

#### Double➦

Two together;

Some people sleep better double

#### Double➦

To double the degree;

She was doubly rewarded

His eyes were double bright