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binary

 [bi´nah-re]
1. made up of two elements or parts.
2. denoting a number system with a base of two.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·na·ry

(bī'nār-ē),
1. Comprising two components, elements, molecules, or other feature.
2. Denoting a choice of two mutually exclusive outcomes for one event (for example, male or female, heads or tails, affected or unaffected).
[L. binarius, consisting of two, fr. bini, two at a time]
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binary

adjective Consisting of or characterised by 2 parts, pieces, or things.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·na·ry

(bī'nar-ē)
1. Comprising two components, elements, molecules, or other factor or quality.
2. Denoting a choice of two mutually exclusive outcomes for one event (e.g., male or female, heads or tails, affected or unaffected).
[L. binarius, consisting of two, fr. bini, two at a time]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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