See also: dígit

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From Middle English digit, from Latin digitus (a fingerbreadth; a number). Doublet of digitus.

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  • enPR: dĭ'jĭt, IPA(key): /ˈdɪd͡ʒɪt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪt

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The Egyptian hieroglyph for "digit" (ḏbꜥ, D50).

digit (plural digits)

  1. (mathematics) A position in a sequence of numerals representing a place value in a positional number system.
    Synonyms: place; figure (informal, usually in discussion of money)
    The base-10 number 123.4 has four digits: the hundreds digit is 1, the tens digit is 2, the units digit is 3, and the tenths digit is 4.
  2. (mathematics) A distinct symbol representing a natural number in a positional number system.
    Hexadecimal numeration (Base sixteen) includes the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 but also A (=10 decimal), B, C, D, E, and F. Sixteen itself is written as the two-digit number 10.
  3. (units of measure, astronomy) 112 the apparent diameter of the sun or moon, (chiefly) as a measure of the totality of an eclipse.
    Synonym: finger (obsolete)
    A six-digit eclipse covers half the lunar surface.
  4. (historical units of measure) A unit of length notionally based upon the width of an adult human finger, standardized differently in various places and times, (especially) the English digit of 116 foot, now equivalent to about 1.9 cm.
    Synonyms: finger, fingerbreadth, fingersbreadth
  5. (units of measure, obsolete) Synonym of inch.
  6. (anatomy) A narrow extremity of the human hand or foot: a finger, thumb, or toe.
    Hyponyms: finger, thumb, toe
    • 2018, Shiv Kotecha, The Switch, United States: Wonder, →ISBN, page 144:
      Jai grabbed Andrew’s shoulders with the same three digits he had used to grab the ancient doubter’s skull and spun him around.
  7. (zoology) Similar or similar-looking structures in other animals.
    • 1866, Richard Owen, Anatomy of Vertebrates:
      The ruminants have the cloven foot, i.e. two hoofed digits on each foot.
  8. (geometry, rare, obsolete) Synonym of degree: 1360 of a circle.

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digit (third-person singular simple present digits, present participle digiting, simple past and past participle digited)

  1. (transitive) To point at or point out with the finger.

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  • "digit, n. and adj.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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From English digit, from digitus.

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digit m (plural digits)

  1. digit (number from 0-9)

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin digitus.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈdidʒit/, /ˈdidʒitus/

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digit (plural digitys)

  1. digit (Arabic numeral)

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  • English: digit

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English digit, from Latin digitus (a fingerbreadth; a number). Doublet of deget.

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digit m (plural digiți)

  1. digit

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