# binary system

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## binary system

A numbering system well suited to use by computers. All of the information placed into a computer is in binary form, i.e., numbers made up of zeros and ones (0's and 1's). In this system each place in a binary number represents a power of 2 (i.e., the number of times 2 is to be multiplied by itself).

Synonym: binary code## binary system

any system where two alternatives occur, as in some taxonomic keys (see KEY, IDENTIFICATION).Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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