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unary (not comparable)
- Consisting of or involving a single element or component.
- (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.
mathematics, programming: of a funciton, to take one argument
unary (plural unaries)
- (mathematics) The unary numeral system; the bijective base-1 numeral system.
- (information theory) Unary coding, an entropy encoding for natural numbers.