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5 definitions found
 for digit
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  digit \dig"it\ (d[i^]j"[i^]t), n. [L. digitus finger; prob. akin
     to Gr. da`ktylos, of uncertain origin; possibly akin to E.
     toe. Cf. Dactyl.]
     1. (Zool.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage;
        a finger or toe.
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              The ruminants have the "cloven foot," i. e., two
              hoofed digits on each foot.           --Owen.
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     2. A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths
        of an inch.
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     3. (Math.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4,
        5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; -- so
        called because of the use of the fingers in counting and
        computing.
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     Note: By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with
           the digits.
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     4. (Anat.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or
        moon; -- a term used to express the quantity of an
        eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides
        two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  digit \dig"it\, v. t.
     To point at or out with the finger. [R.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  digit
      n 1: one of the elements that collectively form a system of
           numeration; "0 and 1 are digits" [syn: digit, figure]
      2: the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
         [syn: finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth, digit]
      3: a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in
         other vertebrates [syn: digit, dactyl]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  54 Moby Thesaurus words for "digit":
     annulary, arch, binary digit, bit, character, cipher, clubfoot,
     dactylion, dog, extremity, fetlock, figure, finger, foot,
     forefinger, forefoot, forepaw, harefoot, heel, hoof, index,
     index finger, instep, integer, little finger, medius,
     middle finger, minimus, notation, number, numeral, numero, pad,
     pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pinkie,
     pollex, pug, ring finger, sign, sole, splayfoot, symbol, thumb,
     toe, tootsy, trotter, ungula, whole number
  
  

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

  digit
  
     An employee of Digital Equipment Corporation.  See also
     VAX, VMS, PDP-10, TOPS-10, DEChead, double
     DECkers, field circus.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

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