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.
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Other Word Forms of Digit
Origin of Digit
Middle English from Latin digitusfinger, toedeik- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Pulling out the letter, she looked at the ten digit key code.
It may be shown by a mark (33) on the 26th digit of Sharpe's Egyptian cubit = 19.2 in.
Most ancient measures have been derived from one of two great systems, that of the cubit of 20.63 in., or the digit of 0.729 in.; and both these systems are found in the earliest remains.
This is also evidently the Olympic cubit; and, in pursuance of the decimal multiple of the digit found in Egypt and Persia, the cubit of 25 digits was (1/4)th of the orguia of 100 digits, the series being --
Owen for that division of ungulate mammals in which the toe corresponding to the middle (third) digit of the human hand and foot is symmetrical in itself, and larger than those on either side (when such are present).