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Meaning of DISCRETE

Pronunciation:  di'skreet

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions"
 

DISCRETE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: distinct, separate
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*crete"\, a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere.
    See {Discreet}.]
    1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. --Sir 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.
    
    {Discrete movement}. See {Concrete movement of the voice},
       under {Concrete}, a.
    
    {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.
    
    
  2. \Dis*crete"\, v. t.
    To separate. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
    
    
 
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