binary number system


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binary number system

[′bīn·ə·rē ′nəm·bər ‚sis·təm]
(mathematics)
A representation for numbers using only the digits 0 and 1 in which successive digits are interpreted as coefficients of successive powers of the base 2. Also known as binary notation; binary system; dyadic number system.
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