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.

  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.

Wiktionary

  1. digitaladjective

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

  2. digitaladjective

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

  3. digitaladjective

    Of or relating to computers or the Computer Age.

  4. 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

  2. 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

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    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. Thomas Gottstein:

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  2. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager:

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  3. Bonnier AB:

    The strategy of Bonnier Business Press includes a significant increase of investments in technology and digital media.

  4. Aneesh Srivastava:

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