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), 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.

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 mollusk.

(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.

(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

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