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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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In our case, patient was aged 10 years, duration and frequency was intense and the child and parent were willing to undergo treatment to intercept digit sucking habit and the child was in late mixed dentition period.
This appliance is indicated in children in the early or late mixed dentition who have been consulted and have a desire to stop their digit sucking.
OUTCOME MEASURED Survival analysis (using Cox proportional hazards model) assessed the time covariate effects of pacifier use, digit sucking, and child care attendance on cessation of breastfeeding, while adjusting for other possible confounding variables (not planning to breastfeed, maternal smoking, infants' sex and antibiotic use, maternal and paternal age and education, and income group).