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Meaning of DIGIT

Pronunciation:  'dijit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding part in other vertebrates
  2. [n]  the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  3. [n]  one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"

DIGIT is a 5 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: dactyl, figure, finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth
 See Also: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, ace, appendage, binary digit, Captain Hicks, cinque, cipher, craniate, cypher, decimal digit, deuce, deuce-ace, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, ennead, extremity, fin, finger, five, fivesome, four, foursome, half a dozen, heptad, hexad, I, II, III, integer, IV, IX, leash, linear unit, Little Joe, Little Phoebe, member, nail, Nina from Carolina, nine, niner, nought, octad, octal digit, octet, octonary, ogdoad, one, pentad, phalanx, Phoebe, quadruplet, quartet, quatern, quaternary, quaternion, quaternity, quint, quintet, quintuplet, septet, sestet, seven, sevener, sextet, sextuplet, significant digit, significant figure, single, sise, six, sixer, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, tetrad, three, threesome, tierce, toe, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, two, unity, V, vertebrate, VI, VII, VIII, whole number, zero



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dig"it\, n. [L. digitus finger; prob. akin to Gr. ?, of
    uncertain origin; possibly akin to E. toe. Cf. {Dactyl}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb
       appendage; a finger or toe.
             The ruminants have the ``cloven foot,'' i. e., two
             hoofed digits on each foot.           --Owen.
    2. A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths
       of an inch.
    3. (Math.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4,
       5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; -- so
       called because of the use of the fingers in counting and
    Note: By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with
          the digits.
    4. (Anat.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or
       moon; -- a term used to express the quantity of an
       eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides
       two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
  2. \Dig"it\, v. t.
    To point at or out with the finger. [R.]
Computing Dictionary

An employee of Digital Equipment Corporation. See also vax, vms, pdp-10, tops-10, dechead, double deckers, field circus.

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