Meaning of DIGIT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdi-jət ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Latin digitus finger, toe; perhaps akin to Greek deiknynai to show — more at diction

Date: 14th century


a. : any of the Arabic numerals 1 to 9 and usually 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 most 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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