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Ternary vs. Binary

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Ternaryadjective

Made up of three things; treble, triadic, triple, triplex.

Binaryadjective

Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions such as on or off, true or false, molten or frozen, presence or absence of a signal.

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

Ternaryadjective

Arranged in groups of three.

Binaryadjective

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

Ternaryadjective

(arithmetic) To the base three.

Binaryadjective

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

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Ternaryadjective

(arithmetic) Having three variables.

Binaryadjective

Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.

‘Two ingredients are combined in a binary poison.’; ‘A binary statistical distribution has only two categories.’;

Ternaryadjective

(chemistry) Containing, or consisting of, three different parts, as elements, atoms, groups, or radicals, which are regarded as having different functions or relations in the molecule.

‘Sodic hydroxide, NaOH, is a ternary compound.’;

Binaryadjective

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.’;

Ternarynoun

A group of three things; a trio, threesome or tierce.

Binaryadjective

(computing) Of data, consisting coded values (e.g. machine code) not interpretable as plain or ASCII text (e.g. source code).

‘He downloaded the binary distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.’;

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Ternarynoun

(obsolete) The Holy Trinity.

Binaryadjective

(comparable) Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.

‘He has a very binary understanding of gender.’;

Ternaryadjective

Proceeding by threes; consisting of three; as, the ternary number was anciently esteemed a symbol of perfection, and held in great veneration.

Binarynoun

A thing which can have only (one or the other of) two values.

Ternaryadjective

Containing, or consisting of, three different parts, as elements, atoms, groups, or radicals, which are regarded as having different functions or relations in the molecule; thus, sodic hydroxide, NaOH, is a ternary compound.

Binarynoun

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

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Ternarynoun

A ternion; the number three; three things taken together; a triad.

‘Some in ternaries, some in pairs, and some single.’;

Binarynoun

(computing) An executable computer file.

Ternarynoun

the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one

Binarynoun

(astronomy) A satellite system consisting of two stars or other bodies orbiting each other.

Ternaryadjective

having three units or components or elements;

‘a ternary operation’; ‘a treble row of red beads’; ‘overcrowding made triple sessions necessary’; ‘triple time has three beats per measure’; ‘triplex windows’;

Binaryadjective

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

Binarynoun

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

Binarynoun

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

Binaryadjective

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

‘a binary digit’;

Binaryadjective

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’;

Binaryadjective

relating to, composed of, or involving two things.

Binaryadjective

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

Binarynoun

the binary system of notation

‘the device is counting in binary’;

Binarynoun

something having two parts.

Binarynoun

a binary star.

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