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dig·it  (djt)
a. A human finger or toe.
b. A corresponding part in other vertebrates.
2. A unit of length derived from the breadth of a finger and equal to about 3/4 of an inch (2.0 centimeters).
a. One of the ten Arabic number symbols, 0 through 9.
b. Such a symbol used in a system of numeration.

[Middle English, from Latin digitus, finger, toe; see deik- in Indo-European roots.]

digit [ˈdɪdʒɪt]
1. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) a finger or toe
2. (Mathematics) Also called figure any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9
3. (Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Anatomy) another name for finger [4]
4. (Astronomy) Astronomy one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse
[from Latin digitus toe, finger]

digit  (djt)
1. Anatomy A jointed body part at the end of the limbs of many vertebrates. The limbs of primates end in five digits, while the limbs of horses end in a single digit that terminates in a hoof. The fingers and toes are digits in humans.
2. Mathematics One of the ten Arabic numerals, 0 through 9.

digit  /ddt/  n. 1 one of the Arabic numerals from 0 to 9: The sum 1,234 is a four-digit number. 2 frml. a finger or toe: The hand has five digits. -adj. digital. digit

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