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digital

1. of, relating to, resembling, or possessing a digit or digits
2. representing data as a series of numerical values
3. Electronics responding to discrete values of input voltage and producing discrete output voltage levels, as in a logic circuit
4. a less common word for digitate
5. Music one of the keys on the manuals of an organ or on a piano, harpsichord, etc.

digital

[′dij·əd·əl]
(computer science)
Pertaining to data in the form of digits.

Digital

(company)
Common abbreviation for Digital Equipment Corporation.

digital

(data)
A description of data which is stored or transmitted as a sequence of discrete symbols from a finite set, most commonly this means binary data represented using electronic or electromagnetic signals.

The opposite is analogue.

digital

(1) Data in binary form. See digital format and binary.

(2) Years ago, Digital Equipment Corporation was commonly referred to as simply "Digital." See Digital Equipment.

(3) For centuries, digital meant the use of numbers, the term coming from digit, or finger. Today, digital is synonymous with computer and Internet activities.

Digital Also Means Perfect
Digital methods have caused a worldwide revolution in every facet of life. The 0s and 1s of digital data mean more than just on and off. They mean perfect copying. When information, music, voice and video are turned into binary digital form, they can be electronically manipulated, preserved and regenerated perfectly at high speed. The millionth copy of a computer file is identical to the original. While this has driven software and content publishers to distraction protecting their copyrights, it is nevertheless a significant advantage of digital processing.

Every day, trillions of data elements are uploaded to and downloaded from the Internet. Although errors can occur in transmission, when company records and financial data are sent, errors can be detected, and corrective measures are taken automatically by the communications system. See binary and error checking.
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