Definition of digit noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪdʒɪt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪdʒɪt//
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  1. 1 any of the numbers from 0 to 9 The number 57306 contains five digits. a four-digit number
  2. 2 (anatomy) a finger, thumb or toe
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin digitus ‘finger, toe’; sense (1) arose from the practice of counting on the fingers.Extra examples a sequence of binary digits double-digit inflation the decimal digits 0 to 9 Inflation is now in single/​double digits. She dialled the four-digit extension number. The company is currently experiencing double figure/​digit growth.
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