Digital - (1) Any kind of analog information (speech, pictures, text, etc.) that can be scanned and transformed into binary digits.  (2) A way of storing, converting, and transmitting data in the form of binary numbers (1s and 0s.) Analog data must be digitized (turned into digital data) before computers can do anything with it.  Basically it refers to information in a discrete, rather than continuous (analog) form. For example, a digital telephone transmits and receives voice information as a stream of bits. The standard phone that we're used to are different, they're analog and receive their data in the form of waves.