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[ dij-i-tl ]


  1. displaying a readout in numerical digits rather than by a pointer or hands on a dial:

    a digital speedometer;

    a digital watch.

  2. of, relating to, or using numerical calculations.
  3. of, relating to, or using data in the form of numerical digits:

    a digital image;

    digital devices.

  4. involving or using numerical digits expressed in a scale of notation, usually in the binary system, to represent discretely all variables occurring in a problem.
  5. available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by computer:

    Scan these two pages so you'll have them as a digital document.

  6. pertaining to, noting, or making use of computers and computerized technologies, including the internet:

    We are living in an increasingly digital world.

    Digital activism uses social media to achieve political reform.

    His blog is a great example of digital journalism.

    Digital technology has revolutionized the music industry.

  7. of or relating to a digit or finger.
  8. resembling a digit or finger.
  9. manipulated with a finger or the fingertips:

    a digital switch.

  10. having fingers or digitlike parts.


  1. one of the keys or finger levers of keyboard instruments.


/ ˈdɪdʒɪtəl /


  1. of, relating to, resembling, or possessing a digit or digits
  2. performed with the fingers
  3. representing data as a series of numerical values
  4. displaying information as numbers rather than by a pointer moving over a dial

    digital read-out

    a digital voltmeter

  5. electronics responding to discrete values of input voltage and producing discrete output voltage levels, as in a logic circuit

    digital circuit

  6. a less common word for digitate
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  1. music one of the keys on the manuals of an organ or on a piano, harpsichord, etc
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/ dĭjĭ-tl /

  1. Anatomy.
    Relating to or resembling a digit, especially a finger.
  2. Computer Science.
    Representing or operating on data or information in numerical form. A digital clock uses a series of changing digits to represent time at discrete intervals, for example, every second. Modern computers rely on digital processing techniques, in which both data and the instructions for manipulating data are represented as binary numbers.
  3. Computer Science.
    Compare analogSee also logic gate

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Derived Forms

  • ˈdigitally, adverb
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Other Words From

  • digit·al·ly adverb
  • inter·digi·tal adjective
  • inter·digi·tal·ly adverb
  • post·digi·tal adjective
  • pre·digi·tal adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of digital1

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English, from Latin digitālis, equivalent to digit(us) ( digit ) + -ālis -al 1
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Example Sentences

There are many consumers near you, and they are the ones that can easily be targeted with effective digital and keyword tactics.

Apparently, if you want to improve your digital marketing, you will need to focus on Analytics, Personalization, and Optimization.

After I slipped on a VR headset, I met a digital tour guide named Erin, who invited me to uproot a red rose from a pixelated flower patch hovering in midair.

It’s as if Google is testing ways to be the point of singularity across all internet and digital marketing.

By designing business organization, strategy, and technology around digital transformation, brands can ultimately deliver customer experiences that are contextually relevant and personally informed.

The digital dating sphere can prove tricky, and bruising, for the trans user.

Consider, too, that in this digital age, making something public is not only easier but has greater reach.

I was, she diagnosed, half joking and half horrified, a “digital hoarder.”

Panicked, I reached out to hoarding experts, who often refer to any kind of obsessive digital collecting as “infomania.”

But in the Digital Age, we're at risk of a new type of hoarding that is equally problematic.

Only one typographical error was noted in the conversion of the printed document to digital format.

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She set down a tray of Whole Foods organic Oreo clones, a digital recorder, and another yellow pad.

Now I know what it means to see all this digital manipulation around me while my fingers are becoming useless one after the other.

After trying garlic, squill, and purgatives without advantage, I directed the Digital.





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