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digit

dig´it   Pronunciation: dĭj´ĭt
n.1.(Zool.) One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.
2.A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.
3.(Math.) One of the ten figures or symbols, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, by which all numbers are expressed; - so called because of the use of the fingers in counting and computing.
4.(Anat.) One twelfth part of the diameter of the sun or moon; - a term used to express the quantity of an eclipse; as, an eclipse of eight digits is one which hides two thirds of the diameter of the disk.
v. t.1.To point at or out with the finger.
Noun1.digit - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numbers; "0 and 1 are digits"
Synonyms: figure
2.digit - the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
3.digit - a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding part in other vertebrates
Synonyms: dactyl
digit - An employee of Digital Equipment Corporation. See also VAX, VMS, PDP-10, TOPS-10, DEChead, double DECkers, field circus.
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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