Digest can refer to any of the following:
  • A condensed collection or compendium of writings:
    • Pandects
      The Digest, also known as the Pandects , is a name given to a compendium or digest of Roman law compiled by order of the emperor Justinian I in the 6th century .The Digest was one part of the Corpus Juris Civilis, the body of civil law issued under Justinian I...

      , or "The Digest", a digest of Roman law
    • A tax digest
    • Digest size
      Digest size
      Digest size is a magazine size, smaller than a conventional or "journal size" magazine but larger than a standard paperback book, approximately 5½ x 8¼ inches, but can also be 5⅜ x 8⅜ inches and 5½ x 7½ inches. These sizes have evolved from the printing press operation end...

       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
        Children's Digest
        Children's Digest was a children's magazine published from Oct. 1950 to May/June 2009, after which it was merged with Jack and Jill from the same publisher. For over 20 years it was published in the digest size implied by its name, but it subsequently switched to a larger format more similar to...

      • Consumers Digest
        Consumers Digest
        Founded in 1960 and published by Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, Consumers Digest is an American magazine. The magazine is a horizontal-based consumer products review periodical. Commentary and editorial features are published as well. This includes items of consumer interest, new products,...

      • Football Digest
        Football Digest
        Football Digest was a sports magazine for fans interested in professional American football, with in-depth coverage of the National Football League...

      • Golf Digest
        Golf Digest
        Golf Digest is a monthly golf magazine published by Condé Nast Publications in the United States. It is a generalist golf publication covering recreational golf and men's and women's competitive golf. Condé Nast Publications also publishes the more specialized , and Golf World Business. The...

      • Reader's Digest
        Reader's Digest
        Reader's Digest is a general interest family magazine, published ten times annually. Formerly based in Chappaqua, New York, its headquarters is now in New York City. It was founded in 1922, by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace...

      • Writer's Digest
        Writer's Digest
        Writer's Digest is an American magazine devoted to both beginning and established writers, offering interviews, market listings, calls for manuscripts, and how-to articles....

  • Digestion
    Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into a blood stream, for instance. Digestion is a form of catabolism: a breakdown of large food molecules to smaller ones....

     of food
    • Digestophobia, the fear of eating something that may upset your stomach
  • Digest access authentication
    Digest access authentication
    Digest access authentication is one of the agreed upon methods a web server can use to negotiate credentials with a user's web browser. It uses encryption to send the password over the network which is safer than the Basic access authentication that sends plaintext.Technically digest...

     in HTTP, SIP
    Session Initiation Protocol
    The Session Initiation Protocol is an IETF-defined signaling protocol widely used for controlling communication sessions such as voice and video calls over Internet Protocol . The protocol can be used for creating, modifying and terminating two-party or multiparty sessions...

     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
    Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions is an Internet standard that extends the format of email to support:* Text in character sets other than ASCII* Non-text attachments* Message bodies with multiple parts...

  • A feature in electronic mailing list
    Electronic mailing list
    An electronic mailing list is a special usage of email that allows for widespread distribution of information to many Internet users. It is similar to a traditional mailing list — a list of names and addresses — as might be kept by an organization for sending publications to...

     to receive email digest
    Email digest
    An email digest is an email that is automatically generated by an electronic mailing list and which combines all exchanged emails during a time period or when a volume limit is reached An email digest is an email that is automatically generated by an electronic mailing list and which combines all...

  • In biology
    Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, and taxonomy. Biology is a vast subject containing many subdivisions, topics, and disciplines...

    , a restriction digest
    Restriction digest
    A restriction digest is a procedure used in molecular biology to prepare DNA for analysis or other processing. It is sometimes termed DNA fragmentation...

     cleaves DNA
    Deoxyribonucleic acid is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms . The DNA segments that carry this genetic information are called genes, but other DNA sequences have structural purposes, or are involved in...

     using restriction endonucleases, or protein
    Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form, facilitating a biological function. A polypeptide is a single linear polymer chain of amino acids bonded together by peptide bonds between the carboxyl and amino groups of...

     is digested into peptide
    Peptides are short polymers of amino acid monomers linked by peptide bonds. They are distinguished from proteins on the basis of size, typically containing less than 50 monomer units. The shortest peptides are dipeptides, consisting of two amino acids joined by a single peptide bond...


DIGEST can refer to:
  • Digital Geographic Exchange Standard
    Digital Geographic Exchange Standard
    The NATO STANAG 7074, Digital Geographic Information Exchange Standard , is a product of Defence Geospatial Information Working Group . This standard is related to a number of other international standards and form a model for exchange of Geographic Information...

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