A womans hand with a red ribbon tied around one digit.

- An example of a digit is the number 5.
- An example of a digit is a pinky finger.

The definition of a digit is a number from 0 to 9, or a finger or toe.

## digit

- a finger or toe
- a unit of linear measure equal to inch, based on the breadth of a finger
- any numeral from 0 to 9: so called because originally counted on the fingers

Origin of digit

Middle English ; from Classical Latin*digitus*, a finger, toe, inch ; from Indo-European base an unverified form

*deik-*, to show, point from source Classical Latin

*dicere*, to say: see diction

## digit

noun

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

Origin of digit

Middle English, from Latin*digitus*,

*finger, toe*; see

*deik-*in Indo-European roots.

## digit

Noun

(*plural* digits)

- A finger or toe.
- A numeral that can be combined with others to write larger numbers, and that cannot itself be split into other numerals.
*The digits of the decimal number system are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, and those in the hexadecimal number system are those in the decimal system along with A, B, C, D, E and F.**The number 2307 has four digits: the thousands digit is 2; the hundreds digit is 3; the tens digit is 0; and the units digit is 7.*

- (slang, UK, in the plural) One's phone number.
*That girl likes me — she gave me her digits.*

- (archaic) A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three quarters of an inch.
- (astronomy) A twelfth of the diameter of the Sun or Moon; used to express the quantity of an eclipse.
*An eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.*

Verb

(*third-person singular simple present* digits, *present participle* digiting, *simple past and past participle* digited)

Origin

From Latin *digitus* (“a finger or toe”).

## digit - Computer Definition

From Latin digitus, translating as finger or toe. Any of the Arabic numerals 1

A single character in a numbering system. In decimal, digits are 0 through 9. In binary, digits are 0 and 1. See binary.