digit


digit
digit di‧git [ˈdɪdʒt] noun [countable]
one of the written signs that represent the numbers 0 to 9:

• Binary code uses the digits 1 and 0.

— see also double-digit
ˈcheck ˌdigit
COMPUTING a number or series of numbers added to the end of a code (= set of numbers or letters) to prevent a computer from making a mistake:

• a unique 5-digit staff number followed by a check digit

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digit UK US /ˈdɪdʒɪt/ noun [C]
any one of the ten written numbers 0 to 9: »

Your password should contain a mixture of letters and digits.

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a four-digit/10-digit, etc. number

single/double/triple, etc. digit — Cf. triple digit
Compare FIGURE(Cf. ↑figure) noun

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • digit — dig it, v. t. To point at or out with the finger. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • digit — late 14c., numeral below 10, from L. digitus finger or toe (also with secondary meanings dealing in counting and numerals), related to dicere tell, say, point out (see DICTION (Cf. diction)). Numerical sense is because numerals under 10 were… …   Etymology dictionary

  • digit — n *number, numeral, figure, integer dignify, ennoble, honor, glorify mean to invest a person or thing with something that elevates or uplifts his or its character or raises him or it in human estimation. Dignify distinctively implies the addition …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • digit — ► NOUN 1) any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number. 2) a finger or thumb. ORIGIN Latin digitus finger, toe ; sense 1 arose from the practice of counting on the fingers …   English terms dictionary