# The difference between Binary and Non-binary

When used as nouns, binary means a thing which can have only (one or the other of) two values, whereas non-binary means something which is not a binary .

When used as adjectives, binary means 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, whereas non-binary means not binary.

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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.

###### Examples:

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

2. Binary as an adjective (logic):

Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.

3. Binary as an adjective (arithmetic, computing):

Concerning numbers and calculations using the binary number system.

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

###### Examples:

"Two ingredients are combined in a binary poison."

"A binary statistical distribution has only two categories."

5. Binary as an adjective (mathematics, programming, computer engineering):

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

###### Examples:

"Division of reals is a binary operation."

6. Binary as an adjective (computing):

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

###### Examples:

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

7. Binary as an adjective (comparable):

Focusing on two mutually exclusive conditions.

###### Examples:

"He has a very binary understanding of gender."

1. Binary as a noun:

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

2. Binary as a noun (mathematics, computing, uncountable):

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

3. Binary as a noun (computing):

An executable computer file.

4. Binary as a noun (astronomy):

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

Not binary.

Not exclusively male or female; having or pertaining to a gender identity which is outside of the gender binary; genderqueer.

1. Non-binary as a noun (computing):

Something which is not a binary .

2. Non-binary as a noun:

A genderqueer person.