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tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing | alula , bastard wing , spurious wing |

unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states | bit |

digit representing the sum of the digits in an instance of digital data; used to check whether errors have occurred in transmission or storage | checksum |

digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation | decimal digit |

system used by libraries to classify nonfictional publications into subject categories; the subject is indicated by a three-digit numeral and further specification is given by numerals following a decimal point; publications are shelved by number | decimal system of classification , Dewey decimal classification , Dewey decimal system |

plethysmograph applied to a digit of the hand or foot to measure skin blood flow | digital plethysmograph |

two-digit integer; from 10 to 99 | double digit |

digit from 0 to 11 in duodecimal notation | duodecimal digit |

average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary; on the average a number that can be expressed in N decimal digits takes 3.3N binary digits | equivalent-binary-digit factor |

extinct reptile of the Jurassic and Cretaceous having a birdlike beak and membranous wings supported by the very long fourth digit of each forelimb | flying reptile , pterosaur |

digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation | hexadecimal digit |

fifth digit; the little finger or little toe | minimus |

digit from 0 to 7 in octal notation | octal digit |

thick short innermost digit of the forelimb | pollex , thumb |

any digit of a number that is known with certainty; any digit of a number beginning with the leftmost non-zero digit and ending with the rightmost non-zero digit (or a zero considered to be the exact value) | significant digit , significant figure |

bandage of overlapping spirals to immobilize digit or limb | spica |

5-digit identification code for a U.S. postal delivery area | zip code |

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