# binary operation

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## binary operation

[′bīn·ə·rē äp·ə′rā·shən] (computer science)

(mathematics)

A rule for combining two elements of a set to obtain a third element of that set, for example, addition and multiplication.

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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