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digital

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitālis, from digitus (finger, toe) + -alis (-al).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɪd͡ʒɪtəɫ]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

digital (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.
  2. Property of representing values as discrete numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.
    • 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, American Scientist: 
      Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. [] A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that. Developed as a tool to electronically combine the sharpest bits of multiple digital images, focus stacking is a boon to biologists seeking full focus on a micron scale.
    digital computer;  digital clock
  3. Of or relating to computers or the Information Age.
    Digital payment systems are replacing cash transactions.

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TranslationsEdit

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NounEdit

digital (plural digitals)

  1. (finance) A digital option.

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

digital m (feminine digitale, masculine plural digitaux, feminine plural digitales)

  1. of or pertaining to fingers or toes
  2. digital

Usage notesEdit

digital is occasionally used in French to describe display devices such as TV screens. Its use for other purposes is often criticised, because this use derives from English, and because digital more commonly has the first meaning above. See also numérique

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

digital (not comparable)

  1. (computing) digital
  2. (medicine) digital

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitālis, from digitus (finger, toe) + -ālis (-al).

AdjectiveEdit

digital m (feminine digitale, masculine plural digitaux, feminine plural digitales)

  1. digital

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitālis.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

digital m, f (plural digitais; comparable)

  1. digital; having to do with the fingers or toes
  2. dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values
  3. dealing with the display of numerical values

RomanianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

digital m nom/acc forms

  1. digital; dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values.

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin digitalis

AdjectiveEdit

digital m, f (plural digitales)

  1. digital; having to do with the fingers or toes
  2. dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values
  3. dealing with the display of numerical values

NounEdit

digital f (plural digitales)

  1. foxglove (plant, flower)

SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

digital

  1. digital; in (or using) digital (and electronic) form

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Usage notesEdit

  • Circa 2010, the word took on a wider definition, meaning electronic, modern, or binary (having only two values); digitalisering (digitization) started to being used not only of signals, information and documents (e.g. digitizing books or patient's journals), but also about enterprises, as a synonym to automation, computerization (e.g. digitizing libraries and hospitals).

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