What does Digital mean?

Definitions for Digital
ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tlDig·i·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. digitaladjective

    displaying numbers rather than scale positions

    "digital clock"; "digital readout"

  2. digitaladjective

    relating to or performed with the fingers

    "digital examination"

  3. digitaladjective

    of a circuit or device that represents magnitudes in digits

    "digital computer"

GCIDE

  1. digitaladjective

    of or pertaining to digits; expressed in digits, or using digits; as, a digital display; a digital clock.

    Etymology: [L. digitals.]

  2. digitaladjective

    (Computers) performing internal logical and arithmetic operations by means of digits, usually represented as binary numbers. Contrasted to analog, wherein variables are represented as coninuous physical quantities such as voltages or the position of a pointer on a continuous scale; as, a digital computer.

    Etymology: [L. digitals.]

Wiktionary

  1. digitaladjective

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

    Etymology: From digitalis, from digitus + -alis '-al'

  2. digitaladjective

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

    Etymology: From digitalis, from digitus + -alis '-al'

  3. digitaladjective

    Of or relating to computers or the Computer Age.

    Etymology: From digitalis, from digitus + -alis '-al'

Webster Dictionary

  1. Digitaladjective

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

    Etymology: [L. digitals.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. digital

    Involving or relating to computers or technology.

    The digital age is here and people are using digital products daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 21, 2020  

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Digital in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Digital in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Digital in a Sentence

  1. Ahmad Mu'azzam:

    Our vision is to be the go-to digital tool for the food industry when it comes to supplying climate impact information and sustainable consumption insights.

  2. Andy Przybylski:

    Second, the study doesn't measure either digital media use or ADHD directly. For both the study relies on survey responses provided by the student in question. It is not clear if teachers or parents would rate the children similarly or if the self-reported measure of digital screen use is correlated with either actual behaviour or higher quality survey items, finally, because this was an exploratory study, instead of a registered or confirmatory study, the results must be understood as tentative.

  3. The European Commission on Thursday:

    Platforms are part of a thriving digital economy but questions are also raised about their transparency and use of content.

  4. Juergen Hammerstaedt:

    There needs to be much work before one can virtually unroll carbonized papyrus because one will have to develop a digital method that will allow us to follow the layers, but in the 260 years of Herculaneum papyrology it is certainly a remarkable year.

  5. David Axelrod:

    In terms of his value, it's been smart not to overuse him, they've been using him in targeted digital appeals to constituencies that Democrats need to arouse in this election : young people and people of color, who did not come out in the numbers that Hillary Clinton had hoped four years ago.

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