discrete

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See also: discrète

English[edit]

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From Old French discret, from Latin discrētus, from past participle of discernēre. Doublet of discreet.

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discrete (comparative more discrete, superlative most discrete)

  1. Separate; distinct; individual; non-continuous.
    a government with three discrete divisions
    • 2017, Adam Rutherford, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, The Experiment, →ISBN, page 254-255:
      It's not that there aren't measurable, quantifiable differences between all these categories we impose upon things, it's just that for the most part they fit not into discrete units, but into a continuum.
  2. That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
  3. (electrical engineering) Having separate electronic components, such as individual diodes, transistors and resisters, as opposed to integrated circuitry.
  4. (audio engineering) Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
  5. (topology) Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology.
  6. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause.
    "I resign my life, but not my honour" is a discrete proposition.

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

discrete

  1. Feminine plural of adjective discreto.

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

discrēte

  1. vocative masculine singular of discrētus

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discrete

  1. indefinite feminine plural nominative/accusative form of discret
  2. indefinite neuter plural nominative/accusative form of discret