binary star
noun Date: circa 1844 a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation

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  • Binary star — Binary 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 (things). [1913 Webster] {Binary arithmetic}, that …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • binary star — n. two stars revolving around a common center of gravity; double star …   English World dictionary

  • Binary star — For the hip hop group, see Binary Star (band). Hubble image of the …   Wikipedia

  • binary star — Astron. a system of two stars that revolve about their common center of mass. Also called binary, binary system. [1875 80] * * * Pair of stars in orbit around a common centre of gravity. Their relative sizes and brightnesses and the distance… …   Universalium

  • binary star — noun A stellar system that has two stars orbiting around each other; double star. Syn: double star, binary, binary star system, double star system See Also: trinary star …   Wiktionary

  • binary star — /ˈbaɪnəri sta/ (say buynuhree stah) noun a system of two stars which revolve round their common centre of gravity. See astronomic binary star, eclipsing binary star, spectroscopic binary star …   Australian English dictionary

  • binary star — dviguboji žvaigždė statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. binary star; double star vok. Doppelstern, m rus. двойная звезда, f pranc. étoile binaire, f; étoile double, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • binary star — noun a system of two stars that revolve around each other under their mutual gravitation • Syn: ↑binary, ↑double star • Hypernyms: ↑star • Instance Hyponyms: ↑Aldebaran, ↑Algol, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • binary star — bi′nary star′ n. ars astron. a system of two stars that revolve about their common center of mass • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Binary Star (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Binary Star Background = group or band Origin = Pontiac, Michigan, United States Genre = Alternative Hip Hop Years active = 1998 2000 Label = Subterraneous Associated acts = URL = Past members = One Be Lo Senim… …   Wikipedia

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