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HELTER-SKELTER, cant words denoting hurry and confusion. [L. hilariter and celeriter.]

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HELTER-SKELTER, cant words denoting hurry and confusion. [L. hilariter and celeriter.]


Cant words denoting hurry and confusion. [Vulgar. Qu. L. hilariter and celeriter, or Ch. הלט, Ar. خَلََطَ, to mix.]

  1. In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly.


    Helter-skelter have I rode to thee. Shak.

    A wistaria vine running helter-skelter across the roof. J. C. Harris.

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HELTER-SKELTER, cant words denoting hurry and confusion. [Latin hilariter and celeriter.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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BI'NARY, a. [L. binus, two and two.]

Binary arithmetic, the invention of Leibnitz, is that in which two figures only, 0 and 1, are used, in lieu of ten; the cypher multiplying every thing by two, as in common arithmetic by 10. Thus, 1 is one; 10 is two; 11 is three; 100 is four; 101 is five; 110 is six; 111, is seven; 1000 is eight; 1001 is nine; 1010 is ten. It is said this species of arithmetic has been used by the Chinese for 4000 years, being left in enigma by Fohi.

Binary measure, in music, is that used in common time, in which the time of rising in beating, is equal to the time of falling.

Binary number is that which is composed of two units.

BI'NARY, n. The constitution of two.

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