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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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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. Their usual sucking habits are at night or when they are tired or upset.
* 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).
Combinations of pacifier use and digit sucking for various levels of child care had statistically significant associations with cessation of breastfeeding, with the effect being strongest for pacifier users and digit suckers with no child care days (hazard ratio = 1.88; 95% CI, 1.36 - 2.62).