digit

Part of speech:

A finger or toe.

Part of speech: noun

An Arabic numeral.

Part of speech: noun

An ancient measure of length; about two thirds of an inch.

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Usage examples "digit":

  1. She spoke of the wild white moor, cut with deep hags, the arms of the " scroggie" thorns blown away from the sea and clawing at the ground like spectral hands, black beneath, but every gnarled knuckle and digit outlined in purest white above. - "Patsy", S. R. Crockett.
  2. The best cost- of- living news of the past year is that double- digit inflation of 12 percent or higher was cut almost in half. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. The hoof of digit number three now supported most of the weight, but the slender hoofs of digits two and four were still serviceable. - "The Elements of Geology", William Harmon Norton.