Digest can refer to any of the following:

  • A condensed collection or compendium of writings:
    • Pandects, or "The Digest", a digest of Roman law
    • A tax digest
    • Digest size magazine format, used by some magazines (though not always consistently used by magazines with "Digest" in their names)
    • Any of several periodical publications with "Digest" in the title:
      • Children's Digest
      • Consumers Digest
      • Football Digest
      • Golf Digest
      • Reader's Digest
      • Writer's Digest
  • Digestion of food
  • Digest access authentication in HTTP, SIP and other computer network protocols
  • Hash algorithm, sometimes called "message digest"
  • A style or format of distribution of electronic mailing lists in which multiple messages are placed together and distributed as a single unit. It is a MIME Multipart Subtype. See MIME.
  • A feature in electronic mailing list to receive email digest only.
  • In biology, a restriction digest cleaves DNA using restriction endonucleases, or protein is digested into peptides

DIGEST can refer to:

  • Digital Geographic Exchange Standard

Famous quotes containing the word digest:

    The eating of a MacDonald’s meal is like the reading of Reader’s Digest—small, easily digested, carefully processed, carefully cut down, abridged. Reader’s Digest gives us knowledge that is easily compartmentalized, simplified, ideologically sound.
    Clive Bloom, British educator. “MacDonald’s Man Meets Reader’s Digest,” Readings in Popular Culture: Trivial Pursuits?, St. Martin’s Press (1990)

    The man who reads everything is like the man who eats everything: he can digest nothing, and the penalty of crowding one’s mind with other men’s thoughts is to have no thoughts of one’s own.
    Woodrow Wilson (1856–1924)

    The whole visible universe is but a storehouse of images and signs to which the imagination will give a relative place and value; it is a sort of pasture which the imagination must digest and transform.
    Charles Baudelaire (1821–1867)