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"


  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.]


  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.]


  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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How to say digital in sign language?

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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. Chief Executive Officer Saum Noursalehi:

    The new app will become the foundation of trading all digital assets for tZERO, whether it's art, real estate, or private companies.

  2. Jonathan Athow:

    As the review states, measuring the changing digital economy is difficult. The ONS is investing significant resource in ensuring that we can capture all economic activity in the UK economy.

  3. Mikael Damberg:

    I would urge anyone who wants to protest against racism to use digital media instead. Otherwise, many people risk getting sick and dying.

  4. Henry Kravis:

    Few companies have the potential to transform a country's digital ecosystem in the way that Jio Platforms is doing in India, and potentially worldwide.

  5. Mu Changchun:

    Why is the central bank still doing such a digital currency today when electronic payment methods are so developed? it is to protect our monetary sovereignty and legal currency status. We need to plan ahead for a rainy day.

Images & Illustrations of digital

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