Bimonthly to Bipartite
(Bi*month"ly) a. [Pref. bi- + monthly.] Occurring, done, or coming, once in two months; as,
bimonthly visits; bimonthly publications. n. A bimonthly publication.
(Bi*month"ly), adv. Once in two months.
(Bi*mus"cu*lar) a. [Pref. bi- + muscular.] (Zoöl.) Having two adductor muscles, as a bivalve
(Bin) n. [OE. binne, AS. binn manager, crib; perh. akin to D. ben, benne, basket, and to L. benna
a kind of carriage W. benn, men, wain, cart.] A box, frame, crib, or inclosed place, used as a receptacle
for any commodity; as, a corn bin; a wine bin; a coal bin.
(Bin), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Binned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Binning.] To put into a bin; as, to bin wine.
(Bin). An old form of Be and Been. [Obs.]
(Bin-). A euphonic form of the prefix Bi-.
(Bi"nal) a. [See Binary.] Twofold; double. [R.] "Binal revenge, all this." Ford.
(Bin`ar*se"ni*ate) n. [Pref. bin- + arseniate.] (Chem.) A salt having two equivalents of
arsenic acid to one of the base. Graham.
Binary arithmetic, that in which numbers are expressed according to the binary scale, or in which two
figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cipher multiplying everything by two, as in common
arithmetic by ten. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four, etc. Davies & Peck. Binary compound
(Chem.), a compound of two elements, or of an element and a compound performing the function of an
element, or of two compounds performing the function of elements. Binary logarithms, a system
of logarithms devised by Euler for facilitating musical calculations, in which 1 is the logarithm of 2, instead
of 10, as in the common logarithms, and the modulus 1.442695 instead of .43429448. Binary measure
(Mus.), measure divisible by two or four; common time. Binary nomenclature (Nat. Hist.), nomenclature
in which the names designate both genus and species. Binary scale (Arith.), a uniform scale of
notation whose ratio is two. Binary star (Astron.), a double star whose members have a revolution
round their common center of gravity. Binary theory (Chem.), the theory that all chemical compounds
consist of two constituents of opposite and unlike qualities.
(Bi"na*ry) a. [L. binarius, fr. bini two by two, two at a time, fr. root of bis twice; akin to E. two: cf.
F. binaire.] Compounded or consisting of two things or parts; characterized by two
(Bi"na*ry), n. That which is constituted of two figures, things, or parts; two; duality. Fotherby.
(Bi"nate) a. [L. bini two and two.] (Bot.) Double; growing in pairs or couples. Gray.
(Bin*au"ral) a. [Pref. bin- + aural.] Of or pertaining to, or used by, both ears.
(Bind) v. t. [imp. Bound ; p. p. Bound, formerly Bounden ; p. pr. & vb. n. Binding.] [AS.
bindan, perfect tense band, bundon, p. p. bunden; akin to D. & G. binden, Dan. binde, Sw. & Icel.
binda, Goth. bindan, Skr. bandh (for bhandh) to bind, cf. Gr. (for ) cable, and L. offendix. &radic90.]
1. To tie, or confine with a cord, band, ligature, chain, etc.; to fetter; to make fast; as, to bind grain in
bundles; to bind a prisoner.