# Digital vs. Binary

## Difference Between Digital and Binary

#### Digitaladjective

Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.

#### Binaryadjective

Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions such as on or off, true or false, molten or frozen, presence or absence of a signal.

*Binary states are often represented as 1 and 0 in computer science.*

#### Digitaladjective

Property of representing values as discrete, usually binary, numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.

*digital computer;*

*digital clock*

#### Binaryadjective

(logic) Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.

#### Digitaladjective

Of or relating to computers or the Information Age.

*Digital payment systems are replacing cash transactions.*

#### Binaryadjective

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

#### Digitalnoun

(finance) A digital option.

#### Binaryadjective

Having two equally important parts; related to something with two parts.

*Two ingredients are combined in a binary poison.*

*A binary statistical distribution has only two categories.*

#### Digitalnoun

(uncountable) Digital equipment or technology.

*He moved to digital for the first time, using a Sony camera.*

#### Binaryadjective

Of an operation, function, procedure, or logic gate, taking exactly two operands, arguments, parameters, or inputs; having domain of dimension 2.

*Division of reals is a binary operation.*

#### Digitalnoun

(music) Any of the keys of a piano or similar instrument.

#### Binaryadjective

(computing) Of data, consisting coded values (e.g. machine code) not interpretable as plain or ASCII text (e.g. source code).

*He downloaded the binary distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.*

#### Digitalnoun

A finger.

#### Binaryadjective

(comparable) Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.

*He has a very binary understanding of gender.*

#### Digitaladjective

of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;

*digital computer*

#### Binarynoun

A thing which can have only (one or the other of) two values.

#### Digitaladjective

displaying numbers rather than scale positions;

*digital clock*

*digital readout*

#### Binarynoun

The bijective base-2 numeral system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.

#### Digitaladjective

relating to or performed with the fingers;

*digital examination*

#### Binarynoun

(computing) An executable computer file.

#### Binarynoun

(astronomy) A satellite system consisting of two stars or other bodies orbiting each other.

#### Binarynoun

a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

#### Binaryadjective

of or pertaining to a number system have 2 as its base;

*a binary digit*

#### Binaryadjective

consisting of two (units or components or elements or terms) or based on two;

*a binary star is a system in which two stars revolve around each other*

*a binary compound*

*the binary number system has two as its base*