Definition of digital in English:

digital

Line breaks: digi|tal
Pronunciation: /ˈdɪdʒɪt(ə)l
 
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adjective

  • 1(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. Often contrasted with analogue.
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    • The digital signal is converted back to an analog one when it reaches its destination.
    • The receiving modem translates the analog signals back to digital form.
    • Boxes are required to translate the digital binary code back to analog signals for viewing.
  • 1.1Relating to, using, or storing data or information in the form of digital signals: digital TV a digital recording
  • 1.2Involving or relating to the use of computer technology: the digital revolution
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    • On top of this, this whole situation elevates the issue of computer security and thus Internet technology and the digital world.
    • With technologies merging and the digital revolution moving in, a closer look at movie-making seems timely.
    • Readers have remarked before how some digital technology mavens merely acquire, and never seem to listen to what they hoard.
  • 2(Of a clock or watch) showing the time by means of displayed digits rather than hands or a pointer.
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    • Is it coincidence that our generation is infatuated with digital watches and clocks?
    • I sink down in my seat, and watch the digital clock on the dashboard count away.
    • They were betting on the temperature displayed on a digital clock across Liberty Street.
  • 3Relating to a finger or fingers.
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    • The saphenous sometimes provides the medial dorsal digital nerve to the great toe.
    • Fifteen percent of colorectal cancers can be detected by digital rectal examination.
    • Biopsy rates reflect the intensity of screening with digital rectal examinations as well as prostate specific antigen.

Derivatives

digitally

adverb
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  • Today with advanced technology, one can even digitally copy a movie from a theatre screen and slip out silently.
  • For a change this documentary did not have faceless people talking shyly with their faces blurred digitally.
  • He manipulates these surfaces digitally, weaving them into strange movies.

Origin

late 15th century: from Latin digitalis, from digitus 'finger, toe'.

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