Meaning of DIGIT in English


[] n [ME, fr. L digitus finger, toe; perh. akin to Gk deiknynai to show--more at diction] (14c) 1 a: any of the Arabic numerals 1 to

9. and usu. the symbol 0 b: one of the elements that combine to form numbers in a system other than the decimal system

2: a unit of length based on the breadth of a finger and equal in English measure to 3/4 inch

3: any of the divisions in which the limbs of amphibians and all higher vertebrates terminate, which are typically five in number but may be reduced (as in the horse), and which typically have a series of phalanges bearing a nail, claw, or hoof at the tip--compare finger 1, toe 1a

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