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digit

  

      n  
1    a finger or toe  
2      (Also called)    figure   any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9  
3       another name for       finger       4  
4      (Astronomy)   one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse  
     (C15: from Latin digitus toe, finger)  


binary digit  
      n   either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notation  
   See also       bit   4  
check digit  
      n     (Computing)   a digit derived from and appended to a string of data digits, used to detect corruption of the data string during transmission or transcription  
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finger  
      n  
1   
a    any of the digits of the hand, often excluding the thumb,   (Technical name)    digitus manus  
b    (as modifier)  
a finger bowl     
c    (in combination)  
a fingernail         Related adj       digital  
2    the part of a glove made to cover a finger  
3    something that resembles a finger in shape or function  
a finger of land     
4      (Also called)    digit          the length or width of a finger used as a unit of measurement  
5    a quantity of liquid in a glass, etc., as deep as a finger is wide; tot  
6    a projecting machine part, esp. one serving as an indicator  
7    burn one's fingers   to suffer from having meddled or been rash  
8    get or pull one's finger out     (Brit)  
informal   to begin or speed up activity, esp. after initial delay or slackness  
9    have a (or one's) finger in the pie  
a    to have an interest in or take part in some activity  
b    to meddle or interfere  
10    lay a finger on   usually negative   to harm  
11    lay or put one's finger on   to indicate, identify, or locate accurately  
12    not lift (or raise) a finger   foll by an infinitive   not to make any effort (to do something)  
13    let slip through one's fingers   to allow to escape; miss narrowly  
14    point the finger at   to accuse or blame  
15    twist or wrap around one's little finger   to have easy and complete control or influence over  
16    put the finger on  
Informal  
a    to inform on or identify, esp. for the police  
b    to choose (the victim or location of an intended crime)  
      vb  
17    tr   to touch or manipulate with the fingers; handle  
18    tr  
Informal     (chiefly U.S.)   to identify as a criminal or suspect  
19    intr   to extend like a finger  
20    to use one's fingers in playing (an instrument, such as a piano or clarinet)  
21    to indicate on (a composition or part) the fingering required by a pianist, harpsichordist, etc.  
22    tr; usually passive   to arrange the keys of (a clarinet, flute, etc.) for playing in a certain way  
     (Old English; related to Old Norse fingr, Gothic figgrs, Old High German fingar; see five, fist)  
  fingerer      n  
  fingerless      adj  


binary digit  
      n   either of the two digits 0 or 1, used in binary notation  
   See also       bit   4  
check digit  
      n     (Computing)   a digit derived from and appended to a string of data digits, used to detect corruption of the data string during transmission or transcription  
digit         
      n  
1    a finger or toe  
2      (Also called)    figure   any of the ten Arabic numerals from 0 to 9  
3       another name for       finger       4  
4      (Astronomy)   one twelfth of the diameter of the sun or moon, used to express the magnitude of an eclipse  
     (C15: from Latin digitus toe, finger)  

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digit

  
1    finger, toe  
2    figure, number, numeral  

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