Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.
Separate; distinct; disjunct.
Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition.
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\dis*crete"\ (?), a. [l. discretus, p. p. of discernere. see discreet.]
1. separate; distinct; disjunct. m. hale.
2. disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, "i resign my life, but not my honor," is a discrete proposition.
3. (bot.) separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent.
movement. see concrete movement of the voice , under concrete, a.
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.
quantity, that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to continued quantity, as duration, or extension.
\dis*crete"\, v. t. to separate. [obs.] t. browne.
adj : constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions" [syn: distinct]
discrete cosine transform