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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.


(computer science)
Pertaining to data in the form of digits.


Common abbreviation for Digital Equipment Corporation.


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.


(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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TM] can be used in foot bath for cattle to help prevent and control diseases such as Digital Dermatitis.
Cows with digital dermatitis should be treated rapidly to reduce the spread of infection.
The Milk Development Council is urging dairy farmers to take action against digital dermatitis.
There are three main causes of lameness: infections of the skin around the hoof such as digital dermatitis and foul in the foot; claw horn problems such as sole ulcers and white line damage; and other conditions such as calving damage or joint problems.
Because of the bacteriostatic properties of the pHarlo technology contained in Unifresh(TM) Footbath concentrate, the product also helps control bacteria and fungus that infects the hooves of cows causing digital dermatitis and interdigital papillomatosis, also known as hairy heel warts and foot rot.
Shearing before the main risk period where possible, dagging around the back end at other times - especially if there is faecal staining and adhesion - careful management of wounds to avoid infection and foot trimming to help control footrot/ovine digital dermatitis which can also attract the blowfly.
But we have seen an increase in digital dermatitis in store cattle and, unusually, some respiratory problems in calves which have been turned out to grass.
These microorganisms cause digital dermatitis, which can render cows lame, cause decreased food intake and subsequently reduce milk yield and overall farm profitability.
Unifresh Footbath has virtually rid my dairy of digital dermatitis, and other hoof related issues are at an all time low.

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