digital

digital
adjective Etymology: Latin digitalis Date: circa 1656 1. of or relating to the fingers or toes <
digital dexterity
>
2. done with a finger <
a digital rectal examination
>
3. of, relating to, or using calculation by numerical methods or by discrete units 4. of, relating to, or being data in the form of especially binary digits <
digital images
>
<
a digital readout
>
; especially of, relating to, or employing digital communications signals <
a digital broadcast
>
compare analog 2 5. providing a readout in numerical digits <
a digital voltmeter
>
6. relating to an audio recording method in which sound waves are represented digitally (as on magnetic tape) so that in the recording wow and flutter are eliminated and background noise is reduced 7. electronic <
digital devices
>
; also characterized by electronic and especially computerized technology <
the digital age
>
digitally adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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