Definition of Digit

1. Noun. One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration. "0 and 1 are digits"

2. Noun. The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure.
Exact synonyms: Finger, Finger's Breadth, Fingerbreadth
Generic synonyms: Linear Measure, Linear Unit

3. Noun. A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates.
Exact synonyms: Dactyl
Group relationships: Craniate, Vertebrate
Terms within: Phalanx, Nail
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member
Specialized synonyms: Minimus, Finger, Toe
Derivative terms: Digital

Definition of Digit

1. n. One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.

2. v. t. To point at or out with the finger.

Definition of Digit

1. Noun. A finger or toe. ¹

2. Noun. A numeral that can be combined with others to write larger numbers, and that cannot itself be split into other numerals. ¹

3. Noun. (slang British in the plural) One's phone number. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To point at or point out with the finger. ¹

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Definition of Digit

1. a finger or toe [n -S]

Medical Definition of Digit

1. 1. 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. 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 computing. By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with the digits. 4. 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. Origin: L. Digitus finger; prob. Akin to Gr, of uncertain origin; possibly akin to E. Toe. Cf. Dactyl. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Digit

digit (current term)
digital-analog converter
digital-to-analog converter
digital-to-analog converters
digital arteries
digital audiotape
digital camera
digital cameras
digital certificate
digital collateral artery
digital commons
digital communication

Literary usage of Digit

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1906)
"In adding we normally hold the results in terms of motor imagery while the attention passes to the following digit (visual) to be added. ..."

2. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1887)
"of the palette a 2 digit space is scored off, also a 6 digit space. Three times the 2 digit space equals the 6 digit space, and one and oue half times the 6 ..."

3. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"This name may be applied to M. interosseus of the second digit (Fig. 89, <•). M. abductor digiti secundi.—This name might be applied to a portion of the ..."

4. Materials for the study of variation treated with especial regard to by William Bateson (1894)
"DOUBLE-THUMBS : MAN. central digit on the presence of a digit external to it. If therefore it be still called the "minimus" this term can only be applied to ..."

5. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1888)
"of the hollow of the 2nd bone of digit III. The expanded terminal cartilage of digit II. is opposite the proximal part of the hollow of the 2nd bone of ..."

6. The Comparative anatomy of the domesticated animals by Auguste Chauveau (1887)
"This rial-eie separates that digit from tue axis of the hand, and is therefore an ... It may also concur in the flexion of the small digit, though to a very ..."

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