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digit

[ dij-it ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪt /
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noun

a finger or toe.
the breadth of a finger used as a unit of linear measure, usually equal to 3/4 inch (2 centimeters).
any of the Arabic figures of 1 through 9 and 0.
any of the symbols of other number systems, as 0 or 1 in the binary.
Astronomy. the twelfth part of the sun's or moon's diameter: used to express the magnitude of an eclipse.

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Origin of digit

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin digitus “finger, toe”
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British Dictionary definitions for digit

digit
/ (ˈdɪdʒɪt) /

noun

a finger or toe
Also called: figure any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9
another name for finger (def. 4)
astronomy one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse

Word Origin for digit

C15: from Latin digitus toe, finger
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Medical definitions for digit

digit
[ dĭjĭt ]

n.

A finger or toe; dactyl.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for digit

digit
[ dĭjĭt ]

Anatomy 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.
Mathematics One of the ten Arabic numerals, 0 through 9.
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