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See also: dígit
digit (plural digits)
- (mathematics) The whole numbers from 0 to 9 and the Arabic numerals representing them, which are combined to represent base 10 numbers.
- The number 123.4 has four digits: the hundreds digit is 1, the tens digit is 2, the units digit is 3, and the tenths digit is 4.
- (mathematics) Similarly fundamental numerals in other systems.
- Hexadecimal numeration (Base 16) includes the digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 but also A (=10), B (=11), C (=12), D (=13), E (=14), and F (=15). Sixteen itself is written as the two-digit number 10.
- (units of measure, astronomy) 1⁄12 the apparent diameter of the sun or moon, (chiefly) as a measure of the totality of an eclipse.
- A six-digit eclipse covers half the lunar surface.
- (historical units of measure) A unit of length notionally based upon the width of an adult human finger, standardized differently in various places and times, (chiefly) the English digit of 1⁄16 foot (about 1.9 cm).
- (units of measure, obsolete) Synonym of .
- (anatomy) A narrow extremity of the human hand or foot: a finger, thumb, or toe.
- (zoology) Similar or similar-looking structures in other animals.
- The ruminants have the cloven foot, i.e. two hoofed digits on each foot.
- (geometry, rare, obsolete) Synonym of : 1⁄360 of a circle.
- (numerical place): place, figure (informal, usually in discussion of money)
- (astronomical unit): finger (obsolete)
- (unit of length): finger, fingerbreadth, fingersbreadth
finger or toe
unit of length
- "digit, n. and adj.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press.