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digit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n digit a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
    • n digit the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
    • n digit one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration "0 and 1 are digits"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Faye Wong received a 7 digit fee for recording 'eyes on me' and it took her about 4 hours.
    • digit A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
    • digit (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.
    • digit (Zoöl) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe. "The ruminants have the “cloven foot,” i. e., two hoofed digits on each foot."
    • digit (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.
    • v. t digit To point at or out with the finger.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In English, "four" is the only digit that has the same number of letters as its value.
    • n digit A finger or toe; in the plural, the third segment of the hand (manus) or foot (pes), consisting of the fingers or toes, each of which has usually three, sometimes two, occasionally one, and rarely more than three, joints or phalanges. In anatomy and zoölogy the term is generic, covering all the modifications of a hand or foot beyond the metacarpus or metatarsus. The digits are specified by qualifying terms: as, the index digit, the forefinger: the middle digit, etc. The inner digits of the hand and foot, respectively, when there are five, as in man, are the thumb and great toe, or the pollex and hallux. See cuts under foot and hand. In common use digit is applied only to a finger.
    • n digit A fingerbreadth; a dactyl; one fourth of a palm: a measure of length. The Roman digit was 18.5 millimeters or 0.73 of an English inch. See dactyl and fingerbreadth.
    • n digit In astronomy, the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon: used in expressing the quantity of an eclipse: as, an eclipse of six digits (one which hides one half of the diameter).
    • n digit One of the first nine numbers, indicated by the fingers in counting on them; also, one of the nine Arabic numerals, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • digit To point at or out with the finger.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 772-778 Digits of pi are 9999998.
    • n Digit dij′it a finger's breadth or ¾ inch: from the habit of counting on the fingers, any one of the nine numbers: the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon
    • n Digit finger: a key of a piano, &c
    • n Digit an animal that walks on its toes, as the lion—opp. to Plantigrade
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Quotations

  • Ruth Ross
    Ruth Ross
    “There are only 3 colors, 10 digits, and 7 notes; its what we do with them that's important.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. digitus, finger; prob. akin to Gr. da`ktylos, of uncertain origin; possibly akin to E. toe,. Cf. Dactyl

Usage

In literature:

Therefore the two-figure multiplier must have a digital root of 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, or 9.
"The Canterbury Puzzles" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
Meanwhile she had mentally accused me of digital heaviness.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
We took the results only of those with eight, nine and ten digits.
"Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought" by Warren Hilton
Objects on loan have been marked as such and given a six-digit number.
"Bloodletting Instruments in the National Museum of History and Technology" by Audrey Davis
This is accurate enough for all practical purposes, and involves no difficulty except the deciphering of the Arabic digits.
"The Oriental Rug" by William D. Ellwanger
There are always five well-developed digits on each limb.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The flippers are small, narrow, and with only four digits.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 7" by Various
A similar movement is made for each digit.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony and Telegraphy, Vol. 2" by Kempster Miller
What is the rule about numbers of less than three digits?
"Abbreviations and Signs" by Frederick W. Hamilton
The tendon continues distally along the tarsometatarsus and the posterior surface of digit IV.
"Myology and Serology of the Avian Family Fringillidae" by William B. Stallcup
In arterial hemorrhage he suggested digital compression for an hour, or in severe cases ligature.
"The Popes and Science" by James J. Walsh
The serrula or the movable digit free at its distal end, narrowed at the base; no external lamina on the immovable digit.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 3" by Various
The remainder when a number is divided by 9 is equal to the remainder when the sum of its digits is divided by 9.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 5" by Various
But what has meanwhile happened to the outer digits?
"Homo-culture" by Martin Luther Holbrook
Rate, a little faster than one digit per second.
"Condensed Guide for the Stanford Revision of the Binet-Simon Intelligence Tests" by Lewis Madison Terman
Then it came back: 4-MAYAN, the six-digit number they used in Guatemala City.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
The first was wired to a detonator, which was in turn connected to a digital timer.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
And p.s., their Cosmos series can now relay down digital imagery in real time.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
She didn't get a chance to take any digital photos with CitiSpace's snazzy (and expensive) new Nikon.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The girls immediately dropped everything and clicked on the big Toshiba digital set suspended over the mirror.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
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In poetry:

All profits disappear: the gain
Of ease, the hoarded, secret sum;
And now grim digits of old pain
Return to litter up our home.
"The Reckoning" by Theodore Roethke
What is my body underneath the sheet at night,
My eyes, my hair:
The digits in a sum
Time handles, cuts,
And parcels out to men.
"Variable Quantity" by Isobel Stone
"O ye sanguinary statesmen, intermit your verbal tussles!
O ye editors and orators, consent to hear my lay!
Rest a little while the digital and maxillary muscles
And attend to what a Venerable Person has to say.
"At The Close Of The Canvass" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

BrightSign demonstrated its new turnkey tabletop digital signage solution, the BrightSign TD1012, at Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas.
MediaCorp implementing digital signage on giant screens to bus stops in Singapore with Harris providing end-to-end InfoCaster Digital Out-Of-Home (DOOH) solution.
DVD+Digital DVD+Digital: Anna Paquin, teenage wastelands and Margaret.
The latest addition to the Evolve Advanced Digital Solutions brand line from Inx International Ink is the new NW140 UV digital narrow web press .
Kornit (kornit-digital.com) recently introduced the Paradigm Printer, a digital add-on solution for manual and automatic carousel screen presses.
Digital press maker Xeikon has announced that the company has received the 2012 InterTech Technology Award for its X-800 VariLane, a software add-on to the Xeikon X-800 Digital Front-End.
Despite the high-speed expansion of the digital marketplace, distributing digital content can be an afterthought for many networks.
For insurers to maximize digital opportunities, marketing and IT leaders must collaborate to create an integrated digital marketing and technology road map, says Liz Miller, CMO Council.
Digital Delivery Group, a convergence and digital products-focused distributor, and DSI Systems, a distributor of satellite and consumer electronic equipment, have announced a strategic partnership, forming the DSI DDG Alliance .
The Digital Signage Association is a new organization serving the $1.1 billion digital signage industry.
PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital edition via our app or online.
BROOKLYN — Brainstorm Digital ( brainstorm -digital.com ) has promoted Eran Dinur to visual effects supervisor, after serving as composting supervisor for the past year.
NURTS Digital EAD selects vendor for digital TV transition.
"Digital Cable " and "Digital Satellite" doesn't mean DTV.
As The Daily recedes into history's digital trash bin, other digital-only publications are trying to succeed on the iPad and other platforms.
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In science:

A number is divisible by 383 if 268 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 383 .
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 419 if 377 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 419 .
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 877 if 263 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 877 .
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1229 if − 1106 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1229.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1429 if − 1286 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1429.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1453 if − 1017 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1453.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1523 if − 1066 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1523.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1559 if − 1403 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1559.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1619 if − 1457 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1619.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1663 if − 1164 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1663.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1699 if − 1529 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1699.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1783 if − 1248 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1783.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1823 if − 1276 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1823.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1949 if − 1754 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1949.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
A number is divisible by 1993 if − 1395 times the last digit of the number added to the rest of the number is divisible by 1993.
Simple Divisibility Rules for the 1st 1000 Prime Numbers
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