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.
- 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 digitMiddle 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
- 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 34 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 digitMiddle English from Latin digitus finger, toe ; see deik- in Indo-European roots.
- 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.
(third-person singular simple present digits, present participle digiting, simple past and past participle digited)
From Latin digitus (“a finger or toe”).
digit - Computer Definition
From Latin digitus, translating as finger or toe. Any of the Arabic numerals 1