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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"


  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.


  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'


  1. Digital

    Digital is a song by English musician Goldie featuring American rapper KRS-One, released as the first single from Goldie's 1998 album Saturnz Return. It reached number 13 on the UK Singles Chart on 1 November 1997 which is his highest-charting single along with "Temper Temper" (featuring Noel Gallagher). The single is influenced by then-emerging speed garage and one of the first attempts to blend drum and bass with rap. It samples "This Cut's Got Flavor" by Latee and "I'm Still #1" by Boogie Down Productions and was itself sampled in "Answers" by Lootpack featuring Quasimoto and "Sound of the Culture" by DJ Munja. "Digital" received mixed reviews from music critics even those favourable of album like Ryan Schreiber from Pitchfork.


  1. digital

    Digital refers to anything that is related to or operates on a digital system or platform. It involves the use of digital technology, typically based on binary code, to store, process, transmit or manipulate information digitally. It encompasses various aspects such as digital devices, digital data, digital communication, and digital media.

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.]


  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  

  2. digitalnoun

    The visibility of light instructed with a numerical double edged sword of militant calculation working as a glycemic index to a fictitious or true narrative of a story that is imaginatively recounted. 1.) relating to or using signals or information represented by discrete values of a physical quantity, such as voltage or magnetic polarization, to represent arithmetic numbers or approximations to numbers from a continuum or logical expressions and variables of a clock or watch showing the time by means of displayed digits rather than hands or a pointer pointing fingers.

    Our Lord God Christ is the digital crown of our image.

    Etymology: Image in Motion

    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 15, 2024  

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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. Julian Assange:

    If there are other people in the WikiLeaks organization with access to the same documents and a protocol to operate if they cannot communicate with him, there's no need for a ‘digital’ dead man's switch.

  2. Michael Vivio:

    Change for us has been about finding solutions where we can leverage our core DNA into mobile and new audiences, we’re faced with two challenges: consumers’ emerging preferences for digital and mobile media, and the small businesses and ad buyers who are changing with them.

  3. Cristobal Ross:

    There's an unsatisfied demand for web content created specifically for the digital medium, tV doesn't get that and I see huge opportunity in that.

  4. Thierry Breton:

    Be it cars or social media, any company operating in Europe needs to comply with our rules -- regardless of their shareholding, elon Musk knows this well. Elon Musk is familiar with European rules on automotive, and will quickly adapt to the Digital Services Act.

  5. Ryan Girdusky:

    The money is going to primarily mailers, digital ads, text messaging, stuff like that, a little money can impact a lot of people.

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