Definition of digit
1a : any of the Arabic numerals 1 to 9 and usually the symbol 0b : one of the elements that combine to form numbers in a system other than the decimal system
2 : a unit of length based on the breadth of a finger and equal in English measure to 3⁄4 inch
3 : any of the divisions in which the limbs of most vertebrates terminate, which are typically five in number but may be reduced (as in the horse), and which typically have a series of phalanges bearing a nail, claw, or hoof at the tip — compare finger 1, toe 1a
Examples of digit in a Sentence
a three-digit number like 507
She suffered several broken digits.
Recent Examples of digit from the Web
Finally, in North Dakota, Republicans don't have a candidate yet to challenge Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D), another state Trump won by double digits (20 points).
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Cuban 33-year-old rookie Yuli Gurriel strikes out even less often than Altuve, and Gurriel’s next homer will raise him to double digits.
The speedo is crammed with digits to 180 mph, but there also is a digital speed readout.
House appropriators last week advanced a half-dozen 2018 budget bills that mostly ignore Trump’s proposed double-digit cuts, and chose to hold spending at many agencies roughly at current levels.
How Rangers hitters fared: The Rangers had only four hits and reached double-digits in strikeouts for the third time in the four-game series. ...
If the Senate version becomes law, insurers could increase premiums for individual coverage by at least 20 percent more than the double-digit increases already under consideration.
Abramovich made up caller identification to match the area code and first three digits of the recipients’ phone numbers.
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DIGIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of digit for English Language Learners
: a written symbol for any of the numbers 0 to 9
: a finger or toe
DIGIT Defined for Kids
Definition of digit for Students
1 : any of the numerals 1 to 9 and the symbol 0
2 : a finger or toe
Medical Definition of digit
: any of the divisions (as a finger or toe) in which the limbs of amphibians and all higher vertebrates including humans terminate, which are typically five in number but may be reduced (as in the horse), and which typically have a series of phalanges bearing a nail, claw, or hoof at the tip
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