ETYM Latin digitus finger; prob. akin to Greek daktylos, of uncertain origin; possibly akin to Eng. toe. Related to Dactyl.
1. A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding part in other vertebrates; SYN. dactyl.
2. One of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers.
A measure of the display span of a panel meter. By convention, a full digit can assume any value from 0 through 9, a 1/2-digit will display a 1 and overload at 2, a 3/4-digit will display digits up to 3 and overload at 4, etc. For example, a meter with a display span of ±3999 counts is said to be a 3-3/4 digit meter.
In mathematics, any of the numbers from 0 to 9 in the decimal system. Different bases have different ranges of digits. For example, the hexadecimal system has digits 0 to 9 and A to F, whereas the binary system has two digits (or bits), 0 and 1.
One of the characters used to indicate a whole number (unit) in a numbering system. In any numbering system, the number of possible digits is equal to the base, or radix, used. For example, the decimal (base-10) system has 10 digits, 0 through 9; the binary (base-2) system has 2 digits, 0 and 1; and the hexadecimal (base-16) system has 16 digits, 0 through 9 and A through F.
ETYM French, figure, Latin figura; akin to fingere to form, shape, feign. Related to Feign.
1. A diagram or picture illustrating textual material; SYN. fig.
2. A representation of a bodily form (especially of a person).
3. A predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.
4. A combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.
5. A number.
6. An amount of money expressed numerically.
7. The impression produced by a person.
8. A figurative expression; SYN. metaphor, expression, trope.
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