discrete: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (di-skrēt'), [key]
— adj.
  1. apart or detached from others; separate; distinct: six discrete parts.
  2. consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts; discontinuous.
  3. a discrete variable.
    1. (of a topology or topological space) having the property that every subset is an open set.
    2. defined only for an isolated set of points:a discrete variable.
    3. using only arithmetic and algebra; not involving calculus:discrete methods.
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