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See also: discrète
- Separate; distinct; individual; non-continuous.
a government with three discrete divisions
- That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
- (electrical engineering) Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry.
- (audio engineering) Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
- (topology) Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology.
- disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause
"I resign my life, but not my honour" is a discrete proposition.
- Often confused with discreet.
Separate; distinct; individual
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