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binary mode

(1) A mode of operation that deals with non-textual data. When a "binary" parameter is added to a command, it enables every type of data to be transferred or compared rather than just ASCII text. See ASCII and bit.

(2) A compiler mode that deals with file I/O. Binary mode allows programmers to manipulate files byte by byte rather than in larger logical structures.
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The objective in this study was to estimate in-migration to states in the United States for the purpose of providing information to policymakers, who could use it for designing economic policies for improving prosperity in the nation, using a binary mode logistic model based on pooled cross-section (50 states and the District of Columbia) and quarterly time-series data for the period 1980-2003 and using in-migration data from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Social Security Administration, and by inclusion of as many explanatory variables as could be quantified and included in the model.
The introduction of a tertium quid into the binary mode may be another 'solecism', but the occluded middle in this study's narrative-lyric opposition is surely the dramatic interplay of different voices, lyric or otherwise, a procedure whose public dimension negotiates and distances rather than exacerbates anxiety.