Digital clock

A digital clock is a type of clock that displays the time digitally (i.e. in numerals or other symbols), as opposed to an analogue clock.

Basic digital alarm clock without a radio. The mark in the top-left of the display indicates that the time is 4:00pm (16:00), not 4:00am.
A 1969 radio alarm clock (Sony Digimatic 8FC-59W) with an early mechanical-digital display

Digital clocks are often associated with electronic drives, but the "digital" description refers only to the display, not to the drive mechanism. (Both analogue and digital clocks can be driven either mechanically or electronically, but "clockwork" mechanisms with digital displays are rare).


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