adj.1 of or using a digit or digits.
2 (of a clock, watch, etc.) that gives a reading by means of displayed digits instead of hands.
3 (of a computer) operating on data represented as a series of usu. binary digits or in similar discrete form.
4 a (of a recording) with sound-information represented in digits for more reliable transmission. b (of a recording medium) using this process.
Phrases and idioms:
digital audio tape magnetic tape on which sound is recorded digitally. digital to analog converter Computing a device for converting digital values to analog form.
digitalize v.tr. (also -ise). digitally adv.
Etymology: L digitalis (as DIGIT)