Meaning of DIGITAL in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈdi-jə-t ə l ]


Etymology: Latin digitalis

Date: circa 1656

1. : of or relating to the fingers or toes

digital dexterity

2. : done with a finger

a digital rectal examination

3. : of, relating to, or using calculation by numerical methods or by discrete units

4. : of, relating to, or being data in the form of especially binary digits

digital images

a digital readout

especially : of, relating to, or employing digital communications signals

a digital broadcast

— compare analog 2

5. : providing a readout in numerical digits

a digital voltmeter

6. : relating to an audio recording method in which sound waves are represented digitally (as on magnetic tape) so that in the recording wow and flutter are eliminated and background noise is reduced

7. : electronic

digital devices

also : characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology

the digital age

• dig·i·tal·ly -t ə l-ē adverb

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.