Definitions of digit

  1. To point at or out with the finger.
  2. One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.
  3. A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
  4. One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; - so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.
  5. One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; - a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
  6. A finger or toe; a measure ( 3/ 4 inch); one- twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon; any one of the Arabic numerals.
  7. A finger: a fingers breadth or 3/ 4 inch: from the habit of counting on the fingers, any one of the nine figures: the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon. This word is often used scientifically to signify toe, as well as finger, when speaking of animals, and in this sense it is coextensive with the Latin digitus.
  8. A finger; one of the nine figures, 1, 2, & c.; finger's breadth; 12th part of the diameter of the sun or moon.
  9. Digital.
  10. An Arabic numeral.
  11. An ancient measure of length; about two thirds of an inch.
  12. A finger; a finger's breadth, or three- fourths of an inch; the twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon, a term to express the quantity of an eclipse; any integer under 10, so called from counting on the fingers.
  13. An arithmetical figure- the digits are from 1 to 9; a finger's breadth, or 3/ 4 of an inch; one- twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon.
  14. A division of the limb in any vertebrate above Fishes.
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