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binary counter[′bīn·ə·rē ′kau̇nt·ər]
binary counter(electronics, hardware)
A digital circuit which has a clock input and a number of count outputs which give the number of clock cycles. The output may change either on rising or falling clock edges. The circuit may also have a reset input which sets all outputs to zero when asserted. The counter may be either a synchronous counter or a ripple counter.