- 1Any of the numerals from 0 to 9, especially when forming part of a number.More example sentences
- This invention was the decimal system of numerals - nine digits and a zero.
- The petrol stations claimed their manual display signs had only space for three digits, two digits before the decimal point and one digit after.
- But it was also well ahead of many hospitals, some of whom had no cases or figures in single digits.
- 2A finger (including the thumb) or toe.More example sentences
- There are up to 17 phalanges (finger bones) in each digit.
- Specialists say the thumb - considered by many as an island because it is set apart from the other fingers - is among the least dexterous digit and is not meant to be rigorously worked out.
- This guy's got his finger in so many pies that said digit should be permanently blueberried.
- 2.1 Zoology An equivalent structure at the end of the limbs of many higher vertebrates.More example sentences
- All adult plethodontids have four limbs, with four digits on the forelimbs.
- Acanthostega had limbs and eight digits on each hand and foot, and also had fish characteristics like gills, fins, and sensory organs that only worked underwater.
- The oldest tetrapods had seven or eight digits on each limb; the ancestral pattern for living tetrapods is five digits on each limb (such as the five fingers and toes of humans).
late Middle English: from Latin digitus 'finger, toe'; sense 1 arose from the practice of counting on the fingers.