**Dig"it** (?), n. [L. *digitus* finger; prob. akin to Gr. , of uncertain origin; possibly akin to E. *toe*. Cf. Dactyl.]

**1.** Zool.

One of the terminal divisions of a limb appendage; a finger or toe.

The ruminants have the "cloven foot," **i**. **e**., two hoofed **digits** on each foot.
*Owen.*

**2.**

A finger's breadth, commonly estimated to be three fourths of an inch.

**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.

⇒ By some authorities the symbol 0 is not included with the *digits*.

**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.

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**Dig"it**, v. t.

To point at or out with the finger.

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