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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun digit:


Definition of the noun digit

What does digit mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: digits

  1. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
  2. the length or breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  3. a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonym of digit: dactyl
    • more generic words: appendage / extremity / member = an external body part that projects from the body
    • more specific words:
      • minimus = the fifth digit
      • finger = any of the terminal members of the hand
      • toe = one of the digits of the foot
    • part of: craniate / vertebrate = animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium
    • parts:
      • phalanx = any of the bones of the fingers or toes
      • nail = horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits

Alternative definition of the noun digit


  1. A finger or toe.
  2. [arithmetic] A numeral that can be combined with others to write larger numbers, and that cannot itself be split into other numerals.
  3. [slang, British, in plural] One's phone number.


Digit is a publisher.


  1. Digit: A minor character, Digit the cockroach serves as Warren's accountant, calculating Warren's daily profits. He suffers from random charges of electricity from his antennae and hiccups. Though he may seem good-natured for the most part, selling Fievel to Moe's Sweatshop was actually his idea. He is however, very unhappy with his working conditions. He dislikes Warren's chain smoking habit, his violin playing, and his misquotations of Shakespeare. In fact he corrects Warren at one point, implying that he probably knows Shakespeare better than Warren does. On the other hand, Digit is also very afraid of Warren, and is kept under control by Warren's threats to eat him. Digit loves to count, and even suggests learning to calculate in Chinese when it is evident that the Mott Street Maulers are going to Hong Kong. He is given a rather simple children's counting game on the An American Tail DVD called Counting with Digit.
  2. Digit is a fictional character from Cyberchase.


  1. Digit is an Indian monthly technology magazine published by 9.9 Media. According to the last Indian Readership Survey results that mentioned it it has a readership of about 270,000. . The IRS surveys have always shown Digit to be the most read technology magazine in India, higher than even the combined readership of its peers. It is circulated in India officially, but also reaches Nepal, Sri Lanka, Oman, Dubai and some other countries through unofficial channels. It was started in 2001 by Jasubhai Digital Media Pvt. Ltd, a company that was later acquired by 9.9 Media in 2007.
  2. Digit is a monthly information technology magazine published by Gamos Technology Solutions. The magazine is freely available for anyone in 3 formats: html, pdf and flash.
  3. Digit: A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding part in other vertebrates.

Phrases with Digit

Phrase starting with the word Digit:

  1. Digit Fern

Phrases ending with the word Digit:

  1. octal digit
  2. binary digit
  3. double digit
  4. Double-Digit
  5. decimal digit
  6. duodecimal digit
  7. hexadecimal digit
  8. significant digit

Other phrases containing the word Digit:

  1. Kauai Digit Fern
  2. Waianae Mountain Digit Fern
  3. equivalent-binary-digit factor

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Digit

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Google previewPHP Cookbook (2014)

Solutions & Examples for PHP Programmers by David Sklar, Adam Trachtenberg

has four digits. The first digit is any special setting for the file (such as setuid or setgid).

Google previewMathematics for Elementary School Teachers (2011)

by Tom Bassarear

An equivalent statement is A number is divisible by 2 iff its ones digit is a O, 2, 4, 6, or 8. Note that this statement holds for base ten. Divisibility rules in other bases will be left as exercises. Divisibility by 5 This rule is simple in base ten: A whole ...

Google previewEssentials of Musculoskeletal Care Ed (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

The first digit is the thumb, followed by index finger, middle finger, ring finger, and little finger or pinky.

Google previewFor the Sake of the Children (1998)

The Social Organization of Responsibility in the Hospital and the Home by Carol A. Heimer, Lisa R. Staffen

The first digit refers to the sample (1 for families from City Hospital, 2 for those from Suburban Hospital), the subsequent three digits to the case number within the sample (we use only numbers 001-040, but kept the leading zero for facility in ...

Google previewHousehold Surveys in Developing and Transition Countries (2005)

by United Nations. Statistical Division

A check digit is a number or letter that can be deducted from the rest of the digits in the code by means of arithmetic operations...

The check digit is the difference between this sum and the nearest higher multiple of 1 1 (the number 10 is ...

Google previewThe Food Chemistry Laboratory (2003)

A Manual for Experimental Foods, Dietetics, and Food Scientists, Second Edition by Connie M. Weaver, James R. Daniel

The last digit is the graduation on the Vernier that makes a straight line with a wheel graduation. One Vernier unit equals 0.1 square centimeters (cm2). A simple division on the wheel equals 1.0 cm2 and a major division equals 10 cm2.

Google previewGruber's Complete GRE Guide 2012 (2011)

by Gary R. Gruber

The last digit is a 4, so it is divisible by 2. Adding the digits yields ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science: Volume 7 - Derunov: Konstantin Nikolaevitch (1972)

Dobrzhinksy: Yevgeniy Narkisovitch to Egypt: Libraries in by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour

replacing zero as indicator digit in phase relation. (5) Use of "=" ( equal to sign) for combining special component in a compound isolate. (6) Use of ...

Google previewThe Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature (1819)

by Abraham Rees

Phalanges digitorum. Phalanges digit. auricul. Metacarp. dig. auric. Radii. Capsae artic. cubitor. Capsae artic. cubitor. Phalang. digit. Phalang dig. auric. Metacarp.

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1898)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... by George Milbry Gould


Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences, Including the Pronunciation... (1903)

by George Milbry Gould

EXt- digit com-{ naris. ulnaris. i7 \\ mums" subpmator ' is \ ...

Google previewThe Other Dictionary (2009)

by Marc Loewenthal

high-pitched sound made by flicking first digit; ...

Google previewMillwater's Farriery: The Illustrated Dictionary of Horseshoeing and Hoofcare

by Dave Millwater

Digit. PI. (Long Pastern Bone, First Phalanx, Proximal Phalange) PII. (Short Pastern, Os Coronae, Second Phalanx, Middle Phalange) PIII. (Coffin Bone, Os Pedis, Pedal Bone, Third Phalanx, Distal Phalange) Navicular Bone. (Distal Sesamoid) ...

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Small photo of The real Nixie tube indicator of the numbers of retro style. Indicator glow with a magical purple fringing. Digit 1 More...

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Quotes about Digit

Our system of private health insurance that fails to provide coverage to so many of our citizens also contributes to the double-digit health care inflation that is making America less competitive in the global economy. (John Conyers)
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Scrabble value of D2I1G2I1T1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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