digit digit  /ˈdɪ dʒət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
  2. (n) the length of breadth of a finger used as a linear measure
  3. (n) a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates

Usage(s):

  1. With nearly 10% of Americans idled, the country faces the prospect of long-term, double-digit unemployment.
  2. For a speech of this magnitude it's not uncommon for politicians and their staffs to work on language for months, going into double-digit drafts, according to Cherny.
  3. The middle finger isn't the only digit with a message.

News

  1. Dow Busts Sixth Straight Triple-Digit Move, Adds 138 Points Ahead of Fed

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) enjoyed its sixth straight triple-digit move, adding more than 100 points for the second session in a row. More specifically, the blue-chip barometer
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

  2. Dow up 101 points midmorning; triple-digit daily move would be sixth straight

    Dow up 101 points midmorning; triple-digit daily move would be sixth straight
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Market Watch

  3. Double Digit Gains in Cheap Banks

    Double Digit Gains in Cheap Banks        
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

Quotes

  1. "GE delivered a solid quarter in spite of extreme volatility in the financial services market and some one-time items in our industrial businesses," said Jeff Immelt, GE chairman and CEO. "Infrastructure delivered double-digit segment profit...
    on Oct 12, 2007 By: Jeffrey Immelt Source: Bizjournals.com

  2. "Describing Newark as 'one of America's most dangerous cities' is a slap in the face to all of the hardworking law enforcement and city officials that have helped bring out double-digit decreases in crime over the last several years," Codey...
    on Feb 5, 2009 By: Richard J Codey Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Pretty soon our players will be wearing 373," Van Gundy said. "All the two-digit numbers will be taken."
    on Nov 13, 2009 By: Stan Van Gundy Source: Orlando Sentinel

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