digit
digit dig"it (d[i^]j"[i^]t), n. [L. digitus finger; prob. akin to Gr. da`ktylos, 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. [1913 Webster]

The ruminants have the ``cloven foot,'' i. e., two hoofed digits on each foot. --Owen. [1913 Webster]

2. A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Note: By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with the digits. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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