Definitions for digitalˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dig•it•alˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a digit or finger.

  2. manipulated with a finger:

    a digital switch.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. having digits or digitlike parts.

  4. of, pertaining to, or using data in the form of numerical digits:

    a digital recording.

    Category: Computers

  5. displaying a readout in numerical digits rather than by a pointer or hands on a dial:

    a digital clock.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Weights and Measures

  6. Computers. involving or using numerical digits expressed in a scale of notation to represent discretely all variables occurring in a problem.

    Category: Computers

  7. of, pertaining to, or using numerical calculations.

    Category: Math

  8. available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by computer.

    Category: Computers

  9. (n.)one of the keys or finger levers of keyboard instruments.

    Category: Computers, Music and Dance

  10. a digital device, as a clock or watch.

Origin of digital:

1400–50; < L

dig′it•al•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. digital(adj)

    displaying numbers rather than scale positions

    "digital clock"; "digital readout"

  2. digital(adj)

    relating to or performed with the fingers

    "digital examination"

  3. digital(adj)

    of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits

    "digital computer"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. digital(adjective)ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tl

    using electronic signals to store sounds or images

    a digital camera; digital TV/radio

Wiktionary

  1. digital(Adjective)

    Having to do with digits (fingers or toes); performed with a finger.

  2. digital(Adjective)

    Property of representing values as discrete numbers rather than a continuous spectrum.

  3. digital(Adjective)

    Of or relating to computers or the Computer Age.

  4. Origin: From digitalis, from digitus + -alis '-al'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Digital(adj)

    of or performance to the fingers, or to digits; done with the fingers; as, digital compression; digital examination

Freebase

  1. Digital

    In information theory and information systems, digital refers to a technology that uses discrete, discontinuous representations of information or works in a discontinuous manner. This is contrasted with continuous, or analog systems which behave in a continuous manner, or represent information using a continuous function. Although digital representations are discrete, the information represented can be either discrete, such as numbers and letters or continuous, such as sounds, images, and other measurements. The word digital comes from the same source as the words digit and digitus, as fingers are often used for discrete counting. Mathematician George Stibitz of Bell Telephone Laboratories used the word digital in reference to the fast electric pulses emitted by a device designed to aim and fire anti-aircraft guns in 1942. It is most commonly used in computing and electronics, especially where real-world information is converted to binary numeric form as in digital audio and digital photography.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'digital' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4489

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'digital' in Adjectives Frequency: #615


Translations for digital

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

digital(adjective)

(of a omputer etc) using the numbers 0–9.

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