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Definition of "digital" []

  • Of, relating to, or resembling a digit, especially a finger. (adjective)
  • Operated or done with the fingers: a digital switch. (adjective)
  • Having digits. (adjective)
  • Expressed in numerical form, especially for use by a computer. (adjective)
  • Computer Science Of or relating to a device that can read, write, or store information that is represented in numerical form. See Usage Note at virtual. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "digital" in a sentence
  • "Your sample picture shows white clipped at ~108IRE (digital 256) but black level around 15IRE (~digital 32)."
  • "The term "digital nervous system" was popularized in the 1990s -- the idea that a computer network can fulfill the same functions as the human nervous system."
  • "The term digital divide indicates those individuals who are advantaged versus those who are relatively disadvantaged by the Internet and helps illuminate our understanding of inequality in the consequences of innovation."