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
In the last five years, total viewership has declined by double digits on NBCUniversal, Disney, Time Warner, and Viacom—all of which sell ads against television—while Netflix is up almost 700 percent.
Faster shipping has become a key area of competition as online retail continues to grow at a double-digit pace, while traditional brick-and-mortar stores struggle with falling sales.
Kawasaki Kisen is targeting double-digit ROE by the mid-2020s, the company said in its medium-term plan released in April.
Michael Kors expects total revenue to be approximately $4.25 billion and for comparable sales to decrease in the high-single digit range in fiscal 2018.
Polls suggest Gillespie, whose campaign declined to comment on strategy, has little to worry about in the primary, with Prince William Supervisor Corey Stewart and state Sen. Frank Wagner (Virginia Beach) trailing by double digits.
Mature industries — where double-digit annual profit growth is a reach in the best of times — are especially vulnerable to activist investors’ demands for board seats, bigger stock repurchases and other short-term financial rewards.
Glover has superior stuff — a triple-digit fastball and a ridiculous wipeout slider that can sit in the mid-90s.
This kid is far from his prime and capable of reaching 20 homers, double-digit steals, 80-plus runs and RBI, all with at least a .270 average this season.
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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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