Digital may refer to any of the following:
1. An electronic signal sent as binary digits of either ON (the number one) or OFF (the number zero). A digital signal steps between ON or OFF discontinuously, while an analog signal is continuous, like a wave. This example illustrates a digital picture where a pixel is turned either ON or OFF to create an image (picture) on a display.
Computer digital words
Because everything done on a computer is digital, the term digital comes up a lot in computer terminology. Below is a list of computer terms containing the word "digital" and links to the pages describing those terms.
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2. When something is done, saved, or stored on a computer or other electronic device, it's done digitally. For example, when you write, edit, and save a document on your computer, you're doing it digitally. However, when you print a hard copy of that document, it's no longer digital.
A document stored on a computer is also known as a digital copy, digital version, electronic copy, and an electronic version.
3. Digital is also a computer company. See our Digital company page for more info about this business.