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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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The white dwarf component of a binary system slowly and relentlessly sips up the stellar material of its companion star.
Krzemenski (1974) declared that the X-ray star Cen X-3 is a component of an eclipsing binary system consists of the star Cen X-3 and a giant optical star of the spectral type B0, with optical magnitude 13.
The National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ) said the optical-infrared telescope located on Hawaii Island's 4,205-meter Mauna Kea confirmed the binary system near HD 130948A, a bright fixed star some 58 light years from Earth, with its adaptive optics (AO) system last May.
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