 Discrete

Discrete in science is the opposite of continuous: something that is separate; distinct; individual.
This article is about the possible uses of the word 'discrete'. For a definition of the word "discreet", see the Wiktionary entry discreet.Discrete may refer to:
 Discrete particle or quantum in physics, for example in quantum theory
 Discrete device, an electronic component with just one circuit element, either passive or active, other than an integrated circuit
 Discrete group, a group with the discrete topology
 Discrete mathematics, the study of structures without continuity
 Discrete optimization, a branch of optimization in applied mathematics and computer science
 Discrete probability distribution, a random variable that can be counted
 Discrete signal, a time series consisting of a sequence of quantities
 Discrete space, a simple example of a topological space
 Discrete time, noncontinuous time, which results in discretetime samples
 Discrete pitch, a pitch with a steady frequency, rather than an indiscrete gliding, glissando or portamento, pitch
See also
 Autodesk Media and Entertainment (Formerly known as Discreet).
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Discrete — Dis*crete , a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster] 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a discrete… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Discrete — Dis*crete , v. t. To separate. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
discrete — I adjective apart, asunder, cut off, detached, different, disassociated, disconnected, discontinu, discontinuous, discretive, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dissociated, distinct, distinguished, disunited, divided, individual,… … Law dictionary
Discrete — Discrete, diskret … UniversalLexikon
discrete — late 14c., see DISCREET (Cf. discreet). Related: Discretely … Etymology dictionary
discrete — separate, *distinct, several Analogous words: individual, distinctive, peculiar (see CHARACTERISTIC) Contrasted words: blended, merged, fused, mingled (see MIX) … New Dictionary of Synonyms
discrete — [adj] individual detached, different, disconnected, discontinuous, distinct, diverse, separate, several, unattached, various; concept 564 Ant. attached, combined, joined … New thesaurus
discrete — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ individually separate and distinct. DERIVATIVES discretely adverb discreteness noun. ORIGIN Latin discretus separate : compare with DISCREET(Cf. ↑discreetly) … English terms dictionary
discrete — [di skrēt′] adj. [ME discret: see DISCREET] 1. separate and distinct; not attached to others; unrelated 2. made up of distinct parts; discontinuous 3. designating or of an electronic circuit having separate transistors, resistors, etc. discretely … English World dictionary
discrete — 01. The [discrete] sound difference between the vowels /ou/ and /u/ in French can be difficult for English speakers to hear. 02. The instruction manual for the software breaks down the installation process into a series of [discrete] steps. 03. A … Grammatical examples in English