binary notation


binary notation
A way of writing numbers using two symbols only. The symbols are usually written as 0 and 1, and called binary digits or bit. These bits are usually grouped in eights, called bytes Numbers written in binary notation are generally much longer than their decimal equivalents. For example, the binary number 1111 is equivalent to the decimal number 15. In a binary number the columns from the right represent 'units', 'twos', 'fours', 'eights', and so on. Binary notation is used in computing because digital computers represent numbers in terms of the presence (1) or absence (0) of an electrical pulse.

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  • binary notation — /baɪnəri noʊˈteɪʃən/ (say buynuhree noh tayshuhn) noun → binary number system …   Australian English dictionary

  • binary notation — display or storage of a number in computer memory based on a two digit system …   English contemporary dictionary

  • binary arithmetic — binary arithmetic, = binary notation. (Cf. ↑binary notation) …   Useful english dictionary

  • binary scale — binary scale, = binary notation. (Cf. ↑binary notation) …   Useful english dictionary

  • binary number — noun A number expressed in binary notation • • • Main Entry: ↑binary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Binary prefix — Prefixes for bit and byte multiples Decimal Value SI 1000 k kilo 10002 M mega …   Wikipedia

  • Binary numeral system — Numeral systems by culture Hindu Arabic numerals Western Arabic (Hindu numerals) Eastern Arabic Indian family Tamil Burmese Khmer Lao Mongolian Thai East Asian numerals Chinese Japanese Suzhou Korean Vietnamese …   Wikipedia

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  • binary — bi•na•ry [[t]ˈbaɪ nə ri, nɛr i[/t]] adj. n. pl. ries. 1) consisting of, indicating, or involving two 2) math. a) of or pertaining to a system of numerical notation to the base 2, in which each place of a number, expressed as 0 or 1, corresponds… …   From formal English to slang