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 for Digital
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  digital \dig"i*tal\ (d[i^]j"[i^]*tal), a. [L. digitals.]
     1. Of or pertaining to the fingers; done with the fingers;
        as, digital compression; digital examination.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. of or pertaining to digits[3]; expressed in digits[3], or
        using digits[3]; as, a digital display; a digital clock.
        [PJC]
  
     3. (Computers) performing internal logical and arithmetic
        operations by means of digits, usually represented as
        binary numbers. Contrasted to analog, wherein variables
        are represented as coninuous physical quantities such as
        voltages or the position of a pointer on a continuous
        scale; as, a digital computer.
        [PJC]
  
     Note: In digital computers, physical quantities in analog
           form, such as images, sounds, distances, voltages,
           etc., must first be converted to an internal digital
           representation before calculations can be performed on
           them. The conversion may be done by the data enterer,
           by approximation, in the case of numerical values, or
           by analog-to-digital conversion in the case of light or
           sound intensities. The latter case uses special
           equipment to convert the physical impulses into a
           digital value, using a pre-defined encoding system.
           [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  digital
      adj 1: displaying numbers rather than scale positions; "digital
             clock"; "digital readout"
      2: relating to or performed with the fingers; "digital
         examination"
      3: of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits;
         "digital computer" [ant: analog, analogue, linear]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "digital":
     algorismic, algorithmic, aliquot, cardinal, clawed, decimal,
     dentate, differential, digitate, digitated, even, exponential,
     fanged, figural, figurate, figurative, fingered, finite,
     fractional, imaginary, impair, impossible, infinite, integral,
     irrational, jawed, logarithmic, logometric, negative, numeral,
     numerary, numerative, numeric, odd, ordinal, pair, positive,
     possible, prehensile, prime, radical, raptorial, rational, real,
     reciprocal, submultiple, surd, taloned, toothed, transcendental
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Digital
  
      Common abbreviation for Digital Equipment
     Corporation.
  
     (1995-12-18)
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  digital
  
      A description of data which is stored or transmitted
     as a sequence of discrete symbols from a finite set, most
     commonly this means binary data represented using electronic
     or electromagnetic signals.
  
     The opposite is analogue.
  
     (1998-10-28)
  

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