Meaning of DIGITAL in English

/ ˈdɪdʒɪtl; NAmE / adjective , noun

■ adjective


using a system of receiving and sending information as a series of the numbers one and zero, showing that an electronic signal is there or is not there :

a digital camera

digital terrestrial and digital satellite broadcasting


( of clocks, watches, etc. ) showing information by using figures, rather than with hands that point to numbers :

a digital clock / watch

—compare analogue

►  digit·al·ly / -təli; NAmE / adverb :

digitally remastered tapes

■ noun

[ U ] digital television :

How long have you had digital?

With digital you can choose the camera angle you want.



late 15th cent.: from Latin digitalis , from digitus finger, toe.

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