[ dij-it ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪt /


a finger or toe.
the breadth of a finger used as a unit of linear measure, usually equal to 3/4 inch (2 cm).
any of the Arabic figures of 1 through 9 and 0.
any of the symbols of other number systems, as 0 or 1 in the binary.
Astronomy. the twelfth part of the sun's or moon's diameter: used to express the magnitude of an eclipse.

Origin of digit

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin digitus finger, toe

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British Dictionary definitions for digit

/ (ˈdɪdʒɪt) /


a finger or toe
Also called: figure any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9
another name for finger (def. 4)
astronomy one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse

Word Origin for digit

C15: from Latin digitus toe, finger

Medical definitions for digit

[ dĭjĭt ]


A finger or toe; dactyl.

Scientific definitions for digit

[ dĭjĭt ]

Anatomy A jointed body part at the end of the limbs of many vertebrates. The limbs of primates end in five digits, while the limbs of horses end in a single digit that terminates in a hoof. The fingers and toes are digits in humans.
Mathematics One of the ten Arabic numerals, 0 through 9.