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.
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It soon follows from this definition that [symmetry] must be an associative binary operator with unit [[iota].sub.[symmetry]].
Reduction is the operator which collapses a list into a single value by repeated application of some binary operator. It is written as an infix /.
[14] Yanez-Marquez, C.: Associative Memories Based on Order Relations and Binary Operators (In Spanish).