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Digital (n)

An electronic technology that generates, stores, and processes data in terms of two states: positive and non-positive. Positive is expressed or represented by the number 1 and non-positive by the number 0. Data transmitted or stored with digital technology is expressed as a string of 0's and 1's. Each of these state digits is referred to as a bit (and a string of bits that a computer can address individually as a group is a byte). Before Digital technology evolved there was analog, and digital audio/video seek to represent the analog values, while eliminating massive storage needs, by balancing the use of higher sampling rates to increase fidelity, while at the same time adding compression to reduce overall storage or transmission size.