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## dis·crete

(dĭ-skrēt′)
1. Constituting a separate thing: Computers treat time as a series of discrete moments rather than a continuous flow. See Synonyms at distinct.
2. Consisting of unconnected distinct parts: society viewed as a discrete whole of individual agents.
3. Mathematics Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin discrētus, past participle of discernere, to separate; see discern.]

dis·crete′ness n.

## discrete

(dɪsˈkriːt)
1. separate or distinct in form or concept
2. consisting of distinct or separate parts
3. (Statistics) statistics
a. (of a variable) having consecutive values that are not infinitesimally close, so that its analysis requires summation rather than integration
b. (of a distribution) relating to a discrete variable. Compare continuous4
[C14: from Latin discrētus separated, set apart; see discreet]
disˈcreteness n
Usage: Avoid confusion with discreet

## dis•crete

(dɪˈskrit)

1. separate; distinct.
2. consisting of or characterized by distinct parts; discontinuous.
3. Math. defined only for an isolated set of points: a discrete variable.
[1350–1400; < Latin discrētus separated; see discreet]
dis•crete′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Adj. 1 discrete - constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"distinctseparate - independent; not united or joint; "a problem consisting of two separate issues"; "they went their separate ways"; "formed a separate church"

## discrete

adjective the process seen as a sequence of discrete phases
Usage: This word is quite often used by mistake where discreet is intended: reading is a set of discrete skills; she was discreet (not discrete) about the affair.

## discrete

1. Distinguished from others by nature or qualities:
2. Being or related to a distinct entity:
Translations

## discrete

[dɪsˈkriːt] ADJ [stages, phases, events] →

## discrete

[dɪsˈkriːt] adj (= separate, distinct) [category, stage, phenomenon, event] → distinct(e), séparé(e)

## discrete

[dɪsˈkriːt] adj (separate, distinct) → separato/a, distinto/a; (Statistics) → discreto/a
References in classic literature ?
Instances of discrete quantities are number and speech; of continuous, lines, surfaces, solids, and, besides these, time and place.
Moreover, it is a discrete quantity for its parts have no common boundary.
Taking into account the significant net discrete tax benefit resulting from the implementation of the U.
Their topics include the degree of uniform approximation by generalized discrete singular operators, Voronovskaya-like asymptotic expansion for generalized discrete singular operators, global smoothness preservation and simultaneous approximation by generalized discrete singular operators, the degree of Lp approximation for multivariate generalized discrete singular operators, and the degree of approximation by multivariate complex generalized discrete singular operators.
For graduate or advanced undergraduate mathematics students who have completed an initial course in discrete mathematics or graph theory, Brown (mathematics, Dalhousie U.
This research compares the performance of integrated structure foundation models and discrete models by using general purpose FEA program.
A discrete chiller can have an outdoor remote condenser (not very portable) or an elaborate ductwork system to exhaust warm air in the summer and provide supplemental heat in the winter (also not very portable).
2]separate 3, distinct <The report is divided into discrete sections.
Emerson announces the expansion of its smart wireless solutions line with release of the Rosemount 702 Discrete Wireless Transmitter.
The software is also tightly integrated with Stateflow to model systems containing finite-state machines that may produce or be controlled by discrete events.
We describe an unusual case of sarcoidosis in which the patient presented with a discrete solitary parotid mass and no other manifestation of the disease.
The unique result is a particular finite subgroup of SO(9,1) in discrete 10-D spacetime related to [E.

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