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Re: [Fwd: dozenal and hexadecimal digits]

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, May 14, 2000, 15:19
Raymond Brown scripsit:

> Tho I hesitate to disagree with Quine, I see no objection to 'binary' (<-- > bi:na:rius = "containing two, consisting of two" <-- bi:ni" = "two each, > two at a time"); it's properly derived & fits well with ternary, > quaternary, etc.
The details of his objection have gone blurry, but it may have been that "binary" numbers would properly be those of two digits (in any base). -- John Cowan I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin