Digit Definition

dĭjĭt
digits
noun
digits
A human finger or toe.
American Heritage Medicine
A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
American Heritage Medicine
A unit of linear measure equal to34 inch, based on the breadth of a finger.
Webster's New World
Any numeral from 0 to 9
Webster's New World
Such a symbol used in a system of numeration.
American Heritage
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verb

To point at or point out with the finger.

Wiktionary
other
A jointed body part at the end of the limbs of many vertebrates. The limbs of primates end in five digits, while the limbs of horses end in a single digit that terminates in a hoof. The fingers and toes are digits in humans.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Digit

Noun

Singular:
digit
Plural:
digits

Origin of Digit

  • Middle English from Latin digitus finger, toe deik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

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