Digit meaning

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A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
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The definition of a digit is a number from 0 to 9, or a finger or toe.

An example of a digit is the number 5.

An example of a digit is a pinky finger.

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A human finger or toe.
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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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A single character in a numbering system. In decimal, digits are 0 through 9. In binary, digits are 0 and 1. See binary.
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One of the ten Arabic numerals, 0 through 9.
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A unit of length derived from the breadth of a finger and equal to about34 of an inch (2.0 centimeters).
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A finger or toe.
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A unit of linear measure equal to34 inch, based on the breadth of a finger.
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Any numeral from 0 to 9
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From Latin digitus, translating as finger or toe. Any of the Arabic numerals 1
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A finger or toe.
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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.

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(slang, UK, in the plural) One's phone number.

That girl likes me — she gave me her digits.

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(archaic) A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three quarters of an inch.
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(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.

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To point at or point out with the finger.
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A telephone number.

She gave me her digits, and I put them in my cell phone.

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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