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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).
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A privately held systems consultancy founded in 1984 by Phil Cleary and Thom Telford, Binary Systems provides outsourced messaging services to business and government.
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