Definition of Discrete

1. Adjective. Constituting a separate entity or part. "On two distinct occasions"

Exact synonyms: Distinct
Similar to: Separate
Derivative terms: Discreteness, Distinctness

Definition of Discrete

1. a. Separate; distinct; disjunct.

2. v. t. To separate.

Definition of Discrete

1. Adjective. Separate; distinct; individual; Non-continuous. ¹

2. Adjective. That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: electrical engineering) Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry. ¹

4. Adjective. (context: audio engineering) Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound. ¹

5. Adjective. (topology) Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology. ¹

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Definition of Discrete

1. separate [adj]

Medical Definition of Discrete

1. 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition. 3. Separate; not coalescent; said of things usually coalescent. Discrete movement. See Concrete movement of the voice, under Concrete, Discrete proportion, proportion where the ratio of the means is different from that of either couplet; as, 3:6::8:16, 3 bearing the same proportion to 6 as 8 does to 16. But 3 is not to 6 as 6 to 8. It is thus opposed to continued or continual proportion; as, 3:6::12:24. Discrete quantity, that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to continued quantity, as duration, or extension. Origin: L. Discretus, p. P. Of discernere. See Discreet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discrete

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Literary usage of Discrete

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lectures on the Theory of Functions of Real Variables by James Pierpont (1906)
"If the distance between the frontiers of 91 and 33 is not 0, we say 33 is an inner partial aggregate of 91 ; also 91 is an outer aggregate of $Q. discrete ..."

2. The Likelihood Principle by James O. Berger, Robert L. Wolpert (1988)
"Since the discrete case is also the easiest to understand intuitively, we restrict ourselves in this section to a discrete sample space %. ..."

3. The Work of the Teacher by Sheldon Emmor Davis (1921)
"discrete and continuous series. Before considering the next example the ... In the first instance, which represents measuring in a discrete series, ..."

4. 3-D Deterministic Radiation Transport Computer Programs: Features by OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (1997)
"These two restrictions can severely impact the utility of the discrete ordinates methodology in two categories of problems. The first category includes ..."

5. Mixture Models: Theory, Geometry, and Applications by Bruce G... Lindsay (1995)
"In one, the latent distributions Q are assumed discrete, with a fixed number of ... discrete versus continuous. There are certainly instances in which the ..."

6. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"However, the history and spelling of discreet and discrete are more closely intertwined than is commonly realized. Discreet came into Middle English from ..."

7. Cartanian Geometry, Nonlinear Waves, and Control Theory. by Robert Hermann (1980)
"Impose the discrete topology on G, i . e . , each point of G is both an open and closed subset. Thus, if 0 is a connected subset of Z, ..."

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