Meaning of DIGITAL in English

— digitally , adv.

/dij"i tl/ , adj.

1. of or pertaining to a digit or finger.

2. resembling a digit or finger.

3. manipulated with a finger or the fingertips: a digital switch.

4. displaying a readout in digital form: a digital speedometer.

5. having digits or digitlike parts.

6. of, pertaining to, or using data in the form of numerical digits.

7. Computers. involving or using numerical digits expressed in a scale of notation to represent discretely all variables occurring in a problem.

8. of, pertaining to, or using numerical calculations.

9. available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by computer.


10. one of the keys or finger levers of keyboard instruments.

[ 1400-50; late ME digitalis, equiv. to digit ( us ) (see DIGIT) + -alis -AL 1 ]

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