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digital clock

a clock that displays the time in numerical digits rather than by hands on a dial.
Compare analog clock.
Origin of digital clock
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • To his big desk's upper left is a wall-mounted digital clock that counts down seconds.
  • The numerals on a digital clock are each made up of some combination of seven line segments, as shown above.
  • The screen displays a digital clock, which counts down the time remaining.
  • The method incorporates the use of a digital clock, static cardboard replicas, and wall murals depicting school-day activities.
  • Place an easy-to-read digital clock on a bedside table.
  • Any appliance with a digital clock is still using power even when turned off.
  • Anything that has a digital clock or indicator light is subject to review.
  • The polling rate is set with the digital clock user interface that shows hours:minutes:seconds.
British Dictionary definitions for digital clock

digital clock

a clock or watch in which the hours, minutes, and sometimes seconds are indicated by digits, rather than by hands on a dial Compare analogue clock
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