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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.
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