**Numerical Digit**

A **digit** is a symbol (a numeral symbol such as "3" or "7") used in combinations (such as "37") to represent numbers in positional numeral systems. The name "digit" comes from the fact that the 10 digits (ancient Latin *digita* meaning fingers) of the hands correspond to the 10 symbols of the common base 10 number system, i.e. the decimal (ancient Latin adjective *dec.* meaning ten) digits.

In a given number system, if the base is an integer, the number of digits required is always equal to the absolute value of the base.

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