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DIGIT

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DIGIT (noun)
  The noun DIGIT has 3 senses:

1. one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
2. the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
3. a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

  Familiarity information: DIGIT used as a noun is uncommon.


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DIGIT (noun)


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Meaning:

One of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

digit; figure

Context example:

0 and 1 are digits

Hypernyms ("digit" is a kind of...):

integer; whole number (any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "digit"):

3; deuce-ace; III; leash; tercet; ternary; ternion; terzetto; three; threesome; tierce; trey; triad; trine; trinity; trio; triplet; troika (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one)

4; four; foursome; IV; Little Joe; quadruplet; quartet; quatern; quaternary; quaternion; quaternity; tetrad (the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one)

5; cinque; fin; five; fivesome; Little Phoebe; pentad; Phoebe; quint; quintet; quintuplet; V (the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one)

6; Captain Hicks; half a dozen; hexad; sestet; sextet; sextuplet; sise; six; sixer; VI (the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one)

7; heptad; septenary; septet; seven; sevener; VII (the cardinal number that is the sum of six and one)

8; eight; eighter; eighter from Decatur; octad; octet; octonary; ogdoad; VIII (the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one)

2; deuce; II; two (the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number)

1; ace; I; one; single; unity (the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number)

0; cipher; cypher; nought; zero (a mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number)

significant digit; significant figure (any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value))

hexadecimal digit (a digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation)

duodecimal digit (a digit from 0 to 11 in duodecimal notation)

decimal digit (a digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation)

octal digit (a digit from 0 to 7 in octal notation)

binary digit (either 0 or 1 in binary notation)

9; ennead; IX; Nina from Carolina; nine; niner (the cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one)


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Meaning:

The length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

finger's breadth; fingerbreadth; digit; finger

Hypernyms ("digit" is a kind of...):

linear unit (a unit of measurement of length)


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Meaning:

A finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

dactyl; digit

Hypernyms ("digit" is a kind of...):

appendage; extremity; member (an external body part that projects from the body)

Meronyms (parts of "digit"):

phalanx (any of the bones of the fingers or toes)

nail (horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "digit"):

minimus (the fifth digit; the little finger or little toe)

finger (any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb))

toe (one of the digits of the foot)

Holonyms ("digit" is a part of...):

craniate; vertebrate (animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium)


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