digital, n. and adj. […] Of a timepiece: showing information by means of displayed digits, rather than hands or pointers on a dial-plate.
1958 Science 10 Jan. 98 (advt.) Digital clock covers a 24-hour period and furnishes digital contacts for read-out into printers. 1962 E. BRUTON Dict. Clocks & Watches 60 Digital indication, time indication by figures instead of hands. 1976 Sci. Amer. Jan. 130/3 There are even correcting thumbwheels for feeding in ambient air conditions in order to get standardized results on the digital display; they affect only the fourth digit and beyond. 1980 J. WAINWRIGHT Dominoes ii. 53 The receptionist turned her wrist, consulted her expensive digital watch, then answered her own question. 1996 Chef's Catal. Spring 56/2 Features programmable digital timer and drip interrupt.
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