AskDefine | Define digit

Dictionary Definition



1 one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits" [syn: figure]
2 the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure [syn: finger, fingerbreadth, finger's breadth]
3 a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding part in other vertebrates [syn: dactyl]

User Contributed Dictionary



From digitus, digit (a finger or toe)


  • dĭ'jĭt, /ˈdɪdʒɪt/, /"dIdZIt/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdʒɪt


  1. A finger or toe.
  2. A numeral that can be combined with others to write larger numbers, and that cannot itself be split into other numerals.
    The digits of the decimal number system are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, and those in the hexadecimal number system are those in the decimal system along with A, B, C, D, E and F.
    The number 2307 has four digits: the thousands digit is 2; the hundreds digit is 3; the tens digit is 0; and the units digit is 7.
  3. In the context of "slang|UK|in plural": One's phone number.
    That girl likes me — she gave me her digits.


finger or toe
slang: one's phone number

Extensive Definition

Digit may refer to:
digit in German: Digitus
digit in Spanish: Dígito
digit in Polish: Palec
digit in Russian: Палец
digit in Slovak: Palec
digit in Ukrainian: Палець

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

annulary, arch, binary digit, bit, character, cipher, clubfoot, dactylion, dog, extremity, fetlock, figure, finger, foot, forefinger, forefoot, forepaw, harefoot, heel, hoof, index, index finger, instep, integer, little finger, medius, middle finger, minimus, notation, number, numeral, numero, pad, pastern, patte, paw, pedal extremity, pedes, pes, pied, pinkie, pollex, pug, ring finger, sign, sole, splayfoot, symbol, thumb, toe, tootsy, trotter, ungula, whole number
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