What does digital mean?

Definitions for digital
ˈdɪdʒ ɪ tldig·i·tal

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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"

GCIDE

  1. digital(a.)

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

    Etymology: [L. digitals.]

  2. digital(a.)

    (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. digital(Adjective)

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

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

  2. digital(Adjective)

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

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

  3. digital(Adjective)

    Of or relating to computers or the Computer Age.

    Etymology: 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

    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  

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

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Numerology

  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. Mary Brett Whitfield:

    The visibility available online makes it easier for niche and specialty brands to develop awareness and an audience that would n’t have been possible a decade ago, herschel Supply Company effectively uses social media and digital content such as Herschel Supply Company Well-Travelled travel/photo blog to create engagement and forge a connection with customers.

  2. Brad Smith:

    We welcome the Supreme Court's ruling ending our case in light of the Cloud Act being signed into to law. Our goal has always been a new law and international agreements with strong privacy protections that govern how law enforcement gathers digital evidence across borders.

  3. Doug Collins:

    This information is key in helping determine whether anticompetitive behavior is occurring, whether our antitrust enforcement agencies should investigate specific issues and whether or not our antitrust laws need improvement to better promote competition in the digital markets.

  4. Srdja Popovic:

    One is digital censorship and surveillance and another one is organized armies to spread the narrative and very often conspiracy theories and hate speech, iranian activists are proof that activists need more support and tools from the world of technology.

  5. Jerry Torres:

    The system that we train builds in AI, yet does not eliminate the human being. AI-enabled algorithms can identify direct and indirect digital relationships among bad actors.

Images & Illustrations of digital

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