Meaning of digit

dig•it

Pronunciation: (dij'it), [key]
— n.
  1. a finger or toe.
  2. the breadth of a finger used as a unit of linear measure, usually equal to in. (2 cm).
  3. any of the Arabic figures of 1 through 9 and 0.
  4. any of the symbols of other number systems, as 0 or 1 in the binary.
  5. index (def. 6).
  6. the twelfth part of the sun's or moon's diameter: used to express the magnitude of an eclipse.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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