# digit

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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.
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## digit

noun
1. Her telephone number differs from mine by one digit.
2. 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) →

## 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.
(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.

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.

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