digital

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitālis, from digitus ‎(finger, toe) + -alis ‎(-al).

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digital ‎(not comparable)

  1. Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.
  2. Property of representing values as discrete, usually binary, numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.
    • 2013 July-August, Catherine Clabby, “Focus on Everything”, in American Scientist:
      Not long ago, it was difficult to produce photographs of tiny creatures with every part in focus. [] A photo processing technique called focus stacking has changed that. Developed as a tool to electronically combine the sharpest bits of multiple digital images, focus stacking is a boon to biologists seeking full focus on a micron scale.
    digital computer;  digital clock
  3. Of or relating to computers or the Information Age.
    Digital payment systems are replacing cash transactions.

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Noun[edit]

digital ‎(plural digitals)

  1. (finance) A digital option.

Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digital m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural digitals)

  1. digital

French[edit]

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digital m ‎(feminine singular digitale, masculine plural digitaux, feminine plural digitales)

  1. of or pertaining to fingers or toes
  2. digital

Usage notes[edit]

digital is occasionally used in French to describe display devices such as TV screens. Its use for other purposes is often criticised, because this use derives from English, and because digital more commonly has the first meaning above. See also numérique

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German[edit]

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digital ‎(not comparable)

  1. (computing) digital
  2. (medicine) digital

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitālis, from digitus ‎(finger, toe) + -ālis ‎(-al).

Adjective[edit]

digital m

  1. (Jersey) digital

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitalis, via English digital

Adjective[edit]

digital ‎(neuter singular digitalt, definite singular and plural digitale)

  1. digital

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitalis, via English digital

Adjective[edit]

digital ‎(neuter singular digitalt, definite singular and plural digitale)

  1. digital

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitālis.

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digital m, f ‎(plural digitais, comparable)

  1. digital; having to do with the fingers or toes
  2. dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values
  3. dealing with the display of numerical values

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French digital.

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digital 4 nom/acc forms

  1. digital (having to do with fingers or toes)
  2. digital (dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values)

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin digitalis

Adjective[edit]

digital m, f ‎(plural digitales)

  1. digital; having to do with the fingers or toes
  2. dealing with discrete values rather than a continuous spectrum of values
  3. dealing with the display of numerical values

Noun[edit]

digital f ‎(plural digitales)

  1. foxglove (plant, flower)

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

digital (not comparable)

  1. digital; in (or using) digital (and electronic) form

Declension[edit]

Inflection of digital
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular digital
Neuter singular digitalt
Plural digitala
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 digitale
All digitala
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Circa 2010, the word took on a wider definition, meaning electronic, modern, or binary (having only two values); digitalisering ‎(digitization) started to being used not only of signals, information and documents (e.g. digitizing books or patient's journals), but also about enterprises, as a synonym to automation, computerization (e.g. digitizing libraries and hospitals).

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