# digit

In mathematics, a digit is a symbol or numeral that is used to represent an integer in a positional number system.
Examples of digits include the decimal characters "0" through "9", the
binary characters "0" or "1", and the hexadecimal digits "0"..."9","A",...,"F."
The word comes from the Latin *digitus* for finger or toe, and
retains this meaning – reminding us of the origins of our base
10 number system. The earlier Indo-European root deik is related to
many other words that hark back to the use of the hands and fingers
to "point" out objects, including index, indicate, token, and teach.

In anatomy, a digit is any part of the pentadactyl limb of vertebrates that contains a linear group of phalanges. A primate finger or toe.