Simple Definition of digital
: showing the time with numbers instead of with hour and minute hands
: of or relating to information that is stored in the form of the numbers 0 and 1
: using or characterized by computer technology
Full Definition of digital
1 : of or relating to the fingers or toes <digital dexterity>
2 : done with a finger <a digital rectal examination>
3 : of, relating to, or using calculation by numerical methods or by discrete units
4 : of, relating to, or being data in the form of especially binary digits <digital images> <a digital readout>; especially : of, relating to, or employing digital communications signals <a digital broadcast> — compare analog 2
5 : providing a readout in numerical digits <a digital voltmeter>
6 : relating to an audio recording method in which sound waves are represented digitally (as on magnetic tape) so that in the recording wow and flutter are eliminated and background noise is reduced
7 : electronic <digital devices>; also : characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology
Examples of digital
You can transfer digital images from your camera to your computer.
a digital recording of a sound
In this new digital age, computers and the Internet are part of our everyday lives.
Origin of digital
First Known Use: circa 1656
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