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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digit  \Dig"it\,  v.  t. 
  To  point  at  or  out  with  the  finger.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Digit  \Dig"it\,  n.  [L.  digitus  finger;  prob.  akin  to  Gr  ?,  of 
  uncertain  origin;  possibly  akin  to  E.  toe.  Cf  {Dactyl}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  One  of  the  terminal  divisions  of  a  limb 
  appendage;  a  finger  or  toe. 
 
  The  ruminants  have  the  ``cloven  foot,''  i.  e.,  two 
  hoofed  digits  on  each  foot.  --Owen. 
 
  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. 
 
  Note:  By  some  authorities  the  symbol  0  is  not  included  with 
  the  digits. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  digit 
  n  1:  one  of  the  elements  that  collectively  form  a  system  of 
  numbers;  "0  and  1  are  digits" 
  2:  the  length  of  breadth  of  a  finger  used  as  a  linear  measure 
  [syn:  {finger},  {fingerbreadth},  {finger's  breadth}] 
  3:  a  finger  or  toe  in  human  beings  or  corresponding  part  in 
  other  vertebrates  [syn:  {dactyl}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  digit  n.,obs.  An  employee  of  Digital  Equipment  Corporation. 
  See  also  {VAX},  {VMS},  {PDP-10},  {{TOPS-10}},  {field  circus}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  digit 
 
  An  employee  of  Digital  Equipment  Corporation.  See  also 
  {VAX},  {VMS},  {PDP-10},  {TOPS-10},  {DEChead},  {double 
  DECkers},  {field  circus}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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