Definition of

Binary Operation

Binary Operation
An operation that needs two inputs.

A simple example is the addition operation "+":

In 2 + 3 = 5 the operation is "+", which takes two values (2 and 3) and gives the result 5

Subtraction, multiplication and division are also binary operations, and there are many more.


The two inputs are called "operands".


Also, a binary operation should take and return things of the same type! In other words, the operands and the result must belong to the same Set.
See: Set
 
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