[ dij-i-tl ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl /



one of the keys or finger levers of keyboard instruments.

Origin of digital

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin digitālis, equivalent to digit(us) (see digit) + -ālis -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for digital

/ (ˈdɪdʒɪtəl) /



music one of the keys on the manuals of an organ or on a piano, harpsichord, etc

Derived forms of digital

digitally, adverb
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Medical definitions for digital

[ dĭjĭ-tl ]


Of or resembling a finger or toe or an impression made by them.
Done or performed with a finger.

Other words from digital

digi•tal•ly adv.
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Scientific definitions for digital

[ dĭjĭ-tl ]

Anatomy Relating to or resembling a digit, especially a finger.
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. Compare analog. See also logic gate.
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