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. Veneeta Eason:

    It gives you a wider viewing area to view all kinds of reading material, whether it’s digital or print, so that your eyes don’t have to converge as sharply as with a traditional lens – that’s what fatigues the [eye] muscles, these lenses are for the consumer that is a little bit older, the generation X, the baby boomer. They are the ones that have traditionally worn bifocals.

  2. Sam Rosenblum:

    BTMU will be a strong partner for us both in Asia and globally, japan will certainly be an important market for us and one that is pretty critical for the development of digital currencies.

  3. Brian Niccol:

    We are definitely under a digital transformation at Chipotle.

  4. Christopher Sutton:

    One thing that we did see that, I think was very encouraging, is that the customers who went through the digital experience did report a better experience on balance.

  5. Devin Nunes:

    One week in, it's clear that TMTG has assembled a robust team of world-class patriots committed to developing TRUTH Social and displacing Big Tech's repressive hold on the digital public square, our team is excited to be in the final stages of development on this critical platform.

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