digital refers to data or information in the form of discrete (separated) values, especially binary numbers. In the context of computer technology and electronics, digital is often used in contrast to analog. Here are some aspects and applications of the term digital:

  1. Binary system: in computer technology, digital systems represent information using the binary system, which knows only two states: 0 and 1.

  2. Digital technology: This deals with electronic systems and devices that use and process digital signals. Examples include computers, smartphones and digital cameras.

  3. Digitization: This is the process of converting analog information into a digital format. For example, a physical photograph may be digitized by scanning it and converting it into a file that can be stored on a computer.

  4. Digital media: this refers to media content that is produced, stored, and transmitted in a digital format, such as e-books, digital music, movies, and websites.

  5. Digital communication: Communication that takes place using digital technology, such as e-mails, text messages, and video calls.

  6. Digital revolution: A historical period characterized by the transition from analog to digital technology and by the rapid development and spread of computers and information technology.

In many contexts, the term digital has also taken on a broader meaning, referring to the modern, technology-driven world and its culture, practices, and innovations.