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digital British & World English

(Of signals or data) expressed as series of the digits 0 and 1, typically represented by values of a physical quantity such as voltage or magnetic polarization

all-digital British & World English

Using or composed of only digital technology, systems, graphics, etc.

digital art British & World English

Art created or modified using a computer or other digital medium.

digital TV British & World English

= digital television.

digital audio British & World English

Audio data stored, processed, or transmitted digitally.

digital delay British & World English

A precise time delay of an electronic signal; (now) specifically an audio effect in which an input signal is digitally stored and played back after a given period of time, typically used to simulate the acoustic properties of a particular type of room.

digital logic British & World English

A logical system in which each variable can take one of only two values, as true/false, on/off, etc.

digital photo British & World English

= digital photograph.

digital radio British & World English

A radio for receiving analogue signals which incorporates either a digital tuning mechanism or a digital display (or frequently both). Now rare.

digital root British & World English

The digit obtained when all the digits of a number are added and the process is repeated on successive results until the outcome is a single digit.

digital tuner British & World English

A tuner for receiving analogue signals which incorporates either a digital tuning mechanism or a digital display (or frequently both) (now rare); compare digital tuning.

post-digital British & World English

Of, designating, or characteristic of the period following the rise of digital technology.

born digital British & World English

Denoting texts or recordings produced in digital form, rather than having been converted from print or analogue equivalents

digital cash British & World English

Money that may be transferred electronically from one party to another during a transaction

digital detox British & World English

A period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world

digital frame British & World English

A device for displaying a revolving selection of digital photographs, which can be uploaded directly from a digital camera or memory card

digital economy British & World English

An economy which functions primarily by means of digital technology, especially electronic transactions made using the Internet.

digital highway British & World English

= information superhighway.

digital rights British & World English

The rights to publish, disseminate, or grant access to (copyrighted) material in digital or electronic form.

digital tuning British & World English

(In an analogue radio receiver) a facility which enables the tuning frequency to be varied by discrete amounts, often with the aid of a digital display.

digital camera British & World English

A camera which produces digital images that can be stored in a computer and displayed on screen

digital divide British & World English

The gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the Internet, and those who do not

digital locker British & World English

An Internet service that allows registered users to access music, movies, videos, photographs, games, and other multimedia files

digital native British & World English

A person born or brought up during the age of digital technology and so familiar with computers and the Internet from an early age

digital calculator British & World English

(Originally) a digital computer; (later) a calculator which operates on data in digital form, especially a pocket one having a digital display.

digital computer British & World English

A computer which operates on data in digital form; contrasted with analogue computer.

digital download British & World English

An audio or video recording which is encoded in digital form and made available for downloading via the Internet.

digital impression British & World English

A depression in the surface of a bone resembling the imprint of a finger; specifically any of the shallow depressions on the inner surface of the cranium, corresponding to the cerebral convolutions.

digital photograph British & World English

A photographic image captured and stored in digital form; a photograph taken with a digital camera.

digital watermark British & World English

An item of code embedded in a digital image, video, or audio file in order to provide copyright information, typically being undetectable during normal use of the file.

digital audiotape British & World English

Magnetic tape which is used to make digital sound recordings of very high quality

digital footprint British & World English

The information about a particular person that exists on the Internet as a result of their online activity

digital humanities British & World English

An academic field concerned with the application of computational tools and methods to traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, and philosophy

digital immigrant British & World English

A person born or brought up before the widespread use of digital technology

digital signature British & World English

A digital code (generated and authenticated by public key encryption) which is attached to an electronically transmitted document to verify its contents and the sender’s identity

digital television British & World English

Television broadcasting in which the pictures are transmitted as digital signals which are decoded by a device in or attached to the receiving television set

digital photography British & World English

Photography in which images are captured and stored in digital form; the use of a digital camera to take photographs.

digital video disc British & World English

A disc allowing the storage and playback of video in digital form; (in later use) specifically a DVD.

digital compression British & World English

A method of reducing the number of bits (zeros and ones) in a digital signal by using mathematical algorithms to eliminate redundant information

analogue-to-digital British & World English

Attributive (especially in analogue-to-digital converter) designating a device or system which converts analogue signals to digital ones, and the process of such conversion.

digital-to-analogue British & World English

Designating or relating to a device or system which converts digital signals to analogue ones; especially in digital-to-analogue converter.

digital compact cassette British & World English

A format for tape cassettes similar to ordinary audiocassettes but with digital rather than analog recording

digital video recorder British & World English

A device that records audio and video input, typically from a television signal, on to a hard disk

digital audio broadcasting British & World English

A technique or system of broadcasting using digital audio signals transmitted over radio channels; abbreviated DAB.

digital rights management British & World English

The control or protection of digital rights using various technologies to prevent unauthorized access, copying, etc.

personal digital assistant British & World English

A (usually hand-held) portable computer, especially one which combines the functions of an electronic organizer with the capacity for networking and telecommunication; abbreviated PDA.

digital object identifier British & World English

A unique and persistent string of characters used to identify a journal article, website, or other item of intellectual property, typically one in digital form

plesiochronous digital hierarchy British & World English

A technology for voice communication which uses plesiochronous synchronization; abbreviated PDH.

analogue to digital converter British & World English

A device for converting analogue signals to digital form

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