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Definition of Discrete

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separate, individual, discontinuous, distinct
Discrete Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To separate.
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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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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]

  similar words(4) 

 discrete cosine transform 
 discrete movement 
 discrete proportion 
 discrete quantity 
seperate and diffrent from similar things
usage note:DISCRETE shows the importance of individuality.
eg:Categories are only valid if they are discrete.
NOTE:Do not confuse "discrete" with "discreet.
Discreet relates to modesty or reserve, otherwise discretion: We must be discreet about this in case he suspects something. Discrete is used of things that have been separated into distinct parts: The coroner's task was to reconcile the discrete events that led to the death
WordNet 2.0

1. constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
(synonym) distinct
(similar) separate
Discrete Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
2.discrete data, which is sometimes called categorical or discontinuous data, mainly represents objects in both the feature(vector) and raster data, like lake, building, road, etc.
Discrete Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Aviation - English -
time equation. A mathematical relationship to describe a function of time, expressed in terms of discrete time; Compare: continuous-time equation, difference equation, differential equation, Laplace transform, state-space model, Z transform; See Also: first-order filter, unit functions;
Discrete Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
a single semiconductor device per die or packaged product, as opposed to an integrated circuit that is more than one semiconductor device per die.
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Discrete Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Discrete in science is the opposite of : something that is separate; distinct; individual. 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 category, category whose only arrows are identity arrows
  • 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, non-continuous time, which results in discrete-time samples
  • Discrete pitch, a pitch with a steady frequency, rather than an indiscrete gliding, glissando or portamento, pitch

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