# Definition of *digit* in English:

## digit^{}

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### noun

1Any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number.

*‘This invention was the decimal system of numerals - nine digits and a zero.’**‘The petrol stations claimed their manual display signs had only space for three digits, two digits before the decimal point and one digit after.’**‘But it was also well ahead of many hospitals, some of whom had no cases or figures in single digits.’**‘As of February 1, they should be written by a whole number and two digits after the decimal sign.’**‘Most of us would put the figure in a single digit in each metro.’**‘Sure, it's possible to show two significant digits based on the data you collected, but is it really reliable?’**‘But in Russia, the figure hovered in single digits - between two and six per cent.’**‘In maths they should be able to multiply two digits by two digits, read graphs as well as working with percentages and fractions.’**‘Then I'm asked for the first and fourth digits of my five digit passcode.’**‘Other researchers have contrasted number words, digits, dot patterns, or Roman numerals.’**‘So, although it's a practical way to test integers smaller than 10 billion, which have nine digits, it fails miserably for integers of 25 digits or more.’**‘Notice that the floating-point versions have a single digit, a decimal point, then the rest of the significant digits.’**‘Integers have no digits to the right of the decimal point.’**‘In the articulatory suppression condition, the subjects recalled significantly fewer digits than in the listening condition.’**‘The final two digits signify the year in which the wine was tested and the number immediately before this one is the number of the particular bottling in that year.’**‘It must be some model if it can produce forecasts to four significant digits.’**‘In a decimal number, the actual value represented by a digit in that number is determined by the numeral and the position of the numeral within the number.’**‘When the race time mnemonic could not apply, he used other techniques, such as interpretation of 3 digits as ages (with one decimal point).’**‘It's actually, the critical fingers seem to be digit two and digit four and the ratio of the lengths of those digits around the central digit.’**‘All local numbers in the affected areas will get two extra digits changing them from five digit numbers into seven digit numbers.’*

View synonyms**numeral**, number, figure, integer2A finger (including the thumb) or toe.

*‘There are up to 17 phalanges (finger bones) in each digit.’**‘Specialists say the thumb - considered by many as an island because it is set apart from the other fingers - is among the least dexterous digit and is not meant to be rigorously worked out.’**‘This guy's got his finger in so many pies that said digit should be permanently blueberried.’**‘It spread to his hands as he felt them remold, his fifth digits being restored to thumbs as the rest of his digits were restored to fingers.’**‘Predominant locations of ulcer occurrence are the submetatarsal areas, distal digits, and medial fifth digit.’**‘The subject possessed two arms with a hand on each that consisted of two identical digits roughly the same size as a human index finger and a central major digit approximately as large as corncob.’**‘Fingers spread over her thighs, each digit gave off a bright, fiery glow.’**‘The most commonly affected digits are the thumb and index finger.’**‘We could hope that only one or two fingers would fall off with the snare and some functioning digits would remain.’**‘It resulted in a cinema that jerks two fingers up at the mainstream and, at the same time, demonstrates a determination to jerk a single, rude digit up the backside of independent cinema.’**‘He was doing something much less drastic than severing a digit or limb, but still painful.’**‘At the nearby convenience store, we applied cold cervesas to our swollen digits and limbs.’*

View synonyms**finger**, thumb, toe- 2.1Zoology An equivalent structure at the end of the limbs of many higher vertebrates.
*‘All adult plethodontids have four limbs, with four digits on the forelimbs.’**‘Acanthostega had limbs and eight digits on each hand and foot, and also had fish characteristics like gills, fins, and sensory organs that only worked underwater.’**‘The oldest tetrapods had seven or eight digits on each limb; the ancestral pattern for living tetrapods is five digits on each limb (such as the five fingers and toes of humans).’**‘Yet the bizarre Mononykus had tiny forelimbs with a single digit and was obviously flightless.’**‘The first digit, or dew claw, is rudimentary but clawed and does not contact the ground.’*

**Pronunciation**

**Origin**

Late Middle English from Latin digitus ‘finger, toe’; digit (sense 1) arose from the practice of counting on the fingers.

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