discrete

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 Discrete — Dis*crete , v. t. To separate. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 discrete — I adjective apart, asunder, cut off, detached, different, disassociated, disconnected, discontinu, discontinuous, discretive, disengaged, disjoined, disjoint, disjunct, dissociated, distinct, distinguished, disunited, divided, individual,… …

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  • 5 Discrete — Discrete,   diskret …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 discrete — late 14c., see DISCREET (Cf. discreet). Related: Discretely …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 discrete — separate, *distinct, several Analogous words: individual, distinctive, peculiar (see CHARACTERISTIC) Contrasted words: blended, merged, fused, mingled (see MIX) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 discrete — [adj] individual detached, different, disconnected, discontinuous, distinct, diverse, separate, several, unattached, various; concept 564 Ant. attached, combined, joined …

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  • 9 discrete — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ individually separate and distinct. DERIVATIVES discretely adverb discreteness noun. ORIGIN Latin discretus separate : compare with DISCREET(Cf. ↑discreetly) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 discrète — ● discret, discrète adjectif (latin discretus, de discernere, séparer) Qui agit avec réserve dans ses relations avec autrui, qui veille à ne pas gêner les autres : Un garçon discret, qui ne se mêle pas des affaires de ses voisins. Qui n attire… …

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  • 13 discrete — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin discretus Date: 14th century 1. constituting a separate entity ; individually distinct < several discrete sections > 2. a. consisting of distinct or unconnected elements …

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  • 14 discrete — discretely, adv. discreteness, n. /di skreet /, adj. 1. apart or detached from others; separate; distinct: six discrete parts. 2. consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts; discontinuous. 3. Math. a. (of a topology or… …

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  • 15 discrete — discreet, discrete have the same origin in the Latin verb discernere meaning ‘to sift’, but their meanings are very different. Discreet means ‘circumspect in speech or action’, can be used of people or things, and is common as an adverb… …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 discrete — [[t]dɪskri͟ːt[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Discrete ideas or things are separate and distinct from each other. [FORMAL] ...instruction manuals that break down jobs into scores of discrete steps. Syn: separate …

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  • 17 discrete — Separate; distinct; not joined to or incorporated with another; denoting especially certain lesions of the skin. [L. dis cerno, pp. cretus, to separate] * * * dis·crete dis krēt, dis . adj characterized by distinct unconnected lesions… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 discrete — See discreet, discrete …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 19 discrete — adj. Discrete is used with these nouns: ↑category, ↑entity, ↑unit …

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  • 20 discrete — di|screte [dıˈskri:t] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: discretus; DISCREET] clearly separate ▪ The change happens in a series of discrete steps. >discretely adv >discreteness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English