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Meaning of “digital” in the English Dictionary

"digital" in British English

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digitaladjective

uk   /ˈdɪdʒ.ɪ.təl/  us   /-t̬əl/
A2 recording or ​storinginformation as ​series of the ​numbers 1 and 0, to show that a ​signal is ​present or ​absent: digital ​dataA2 using or ​relating to digital ​signals and ​computertechnology : a digital ​recording a digital ​camera digital TVB1 showinginformation in the ​form of an ​electronicimage: a digital ​clock/​display a digital ​watch

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digitally
adverb uk   us   /-i/
Sound and ​pictures can be ​stored digitally, as on a CD.
(Definition of digital from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"digital" in American English

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digitaladjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈdɪdʒ·ɪ·t̬əl/
recording or ​showinginformation in the ​form of ​numbers, esp. 0 and 1: The ​oldmovie was re-released with digital ​sound. A digital ​watch or ​clockshows the ​time with ​numbers that ​change as the ​timechanges.
(Definition of digital from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"digital" in Business English

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digitaladjective

uk   us   /ˈdɪdʒɪtəl/
IT, COMMUNICATIONS using a ​system that can be used by a ​computer and other ​electronicequipment, in which ​information is ​sent and received in ​electronicform as a ​series of the ​numbers 1 and 0: digital ​content/​data/​information digital camera/photography/​image digital ​television/TV/radio After the switchover all our TV ​channels went digital.
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IT, INTERNET relating to ​computertechnology, especially the ​internet: The ​business has ​investedheavily in the latest digital ​technology. In the digital ​world, the ​toolsavailable to a ​marketer are utterly different. The ​magazine that ​yearranked YouTube as one of its ​top ten digital ​brands.
showing ​information as whole ​numbers rather than in another ​form such as a ​picture, ​graph, etc.: The ​unit has a ​clear digital ​display showing the temperature and humidity. a digital watch/​clock/alarm ​clock
digitally
adverb /ˈdɪdʒɪtəli/
The ​systemcapturesCCTVimages and ​stores them digitally on hard ​disk.
(Definition of digital from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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