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dig·it

 (dĭj′ĭt)
n.
1.
a. A human finger or toe.
b. A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2. A unit of length derived from the breadth of a finger and equal to about 3/4 of an inch (2.0 centimeters).
3.
a. One of the ten Arabic number symbols, 0 through 9.
b. Such a symbol used in a system of numeration.
4. digits Slang A telephone number: She gave me her digits, and I put them in my cell phone.

[Middle English, from Latin digitus, finger, toe; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

digit

(ˈdɪdʒɪt)
n
1. (Anatomy) a finger or toe
2. (Mathematics) Also called: figure any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9
3. (Anatomy) another name for finger4
4. (Astronomy) astronomy one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse
[C15: from Latin digitus toe, finger]

dig•it

(ˈdɪdʒ ɪt)

n.
1. any of the Arabic numerals of 1 through 9 and 0.
2. any symbol of other number systems, as 0 or 1 in the binary.
3. a finger or toe.
4. the breadth of a finger used as a unit of linear measure, usu. equal to ? of an inch (2 cm).
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin digitus finger, toe]

digit

One of ten Arabic symbols representing the numbers 0 to 9. Also used in astronomy as a unit of measure equal to half the diameter of the Sun or Moon. Used in ancient Egypt as a measure of length: 1 digit = 1 finger width.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.digit - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numerationdigit - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
binary digit - either 0 or 1 in binary notation
octal digit - a digit from 0 to 7 in octal notation
decimal digit - a digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation
duodecimal digit - a digit from 0 to 11 in duodecimal notation
hexadecimal digit - a digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation
significant digit, significant figure - any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value); "he calculated the answer to four significant figures"
0, cypher, nought, zero, cipher - a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
1, ace, one, single, unity, I - the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number; "he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it"; "they had lunch at one"
2, II, two, deuce - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
3, deuce-ace, III, tercet, ternary, ternion, terzetto, three, threesome, trey, triad, trine, trinity, trio, triplet, troika, tierce, leash - the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
IV, Little Joe, quadruplet, quartet, quatern, 4, four, quaternion, quaternity, tetrad, foursome, quaternary - the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
5, cinque, fin, five, fivesome, Little Phoebe, pentad, Phoebe, quint, quintuplet, quintet, V - the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
6, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, hexad, sestet, sextuplet, sise, six, sixer, VI, sextet - the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
7, heptad, septenary, septet, seven, sevener, VII - the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
8, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, octet, octonary, ogdoad, VIII - the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
9, ennead, IX, Nina from Carolina, nine, niner - the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
2.digit - the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
linear measure, linear unit - a unit of measurement of length
3.digit - a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
craniate, vertebrate - animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
phalanx - any of the bones of the fingers or toes
appendage, extremity, member - an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm"
minimus - the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe
finger - any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb); "her fingers were long and thin"
toe - one of the digits of the foot
nail - horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

digit

noun
1. number, figure, numeral, integer Her telephone number differs from mine by one digit.
2. finger, toe, extremity Many animals have five digits.
Translations

digit

[ˈdɪdʒɪt] N
1. (Math) → digito m, cifra f
2. (= finger, toe) → dedo m

digit

[ˈdɪdʒɪt] n
(= number) → chiffre de 0 a 9)m >
(= finger) → doigt m

digit

n
(= finger)Finger m; (= toe)Zehe f
(Math) → Ziffer f; a four-digit numbereine vierstellige Zahl

digit

[ˈdɪdʒɪt] n (Math) → cifra (frm) (finger, thumb, toe) → dito

digit

(ˈdidʒit) noun
1. any of the figures 0 to 9. 105 is a number with three digits.
2. a finger or toe.
ˈdigital adjective
(of a omputer etc) using the numbers 0–9.
digital clock/watch
a clock or watch which shows the time in numbers instead of on a dial.

dig·it

n. dedo.

digit

n (finger, toe) dedo
References in classic literature ?
For instance, rudimentary mammae are very general in the males of mammals: I presume that the 'bastard-wing' in birds may be safely considered as a digit in a rudimentary state: in very many snakes one lobe of the lungs is rudimentary; in other snakes there are rudiments of the pelvis and hind limbs.
He held his own hand out and counted his digits slowly, "One, two, three, four, five--eigh?
No two people born into the world probably have ever had identical lines upon all their digits.