binary format

Definitions

Electronics

  • Information that is in binary code. This almost always means that it is expressed as ones and zeroes. Numbers, text, sounds, images, and so on, may be expressed in binary form.
  • A file format utilizing sequences of 8 bits. Almost all computer files are in this 8-bit format. This contrasts, for instance, with 7-bit ASCII files. Also called binary file format.
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