Last modified on 20 November 2013, at 08:03

unary

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late Latin unarius (consisting of a single thing), from unus (one).

AdjectiveEdit

unary (not comparable)

  1. Consisting of or involving a single element or component.
  2. (mathematics, programming, computer engineering) Of an operation, function, procedure, or logic gate, taking exactly one operand, argument, parameter, or input; having domain of dimension 1.
    Negation is a unary operation.

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NounEdit

unary (plural unaries)

  1. (mathematics) The unary numeral system; the bijective base-1 numeral system.
  2. (information theory) Unary coding, an entropy encoding for natural numbers.

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