binary star system

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  • 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 — 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

  • double star system — noun a binary star Syn: binary star system, binary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, trinary star system, triple …   Wiktionary

  • triple star system — noun a trinary star Syn: trinary star system, trinary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, binary star system, dou …   Wiktionary

  • trinary star system — noun a trinary star Syn: triple star system, trinary star See Also: stellar system, star system, multiple star system, single star system, binary star system, doubl …   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 …  

  • astronomic binary star — noun a binary star system which is too faint to see but which can be detected by the orbital motion of one of its stars which indicates a binary system even if the other star remains unseen …  

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