# digit

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## digit

**1.**a finger or toe

**2.**any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9

**3.**another name for finger

**4.**

*Astronomy*one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse

## digit

[′dij·ət] (computer science)

In a decimal digital computer, the space reserved for storage of one digit of information.

(mathematics)

A character used to represent one of the nonnegative integers smaller than the base of a system of positional notation. Also known as numeric character.

## digit

An employee of Digital Equipment Corporation. See also
VAX, VMS, PDP-10, TOPS-10, DEChead, double DECkers, field circus.

## digit

A single character in a numbering system. In decimal, digits are 0 through 9. In binary, digits are 0 and 1. See binary.Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

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