“These are discrete, incremental changes that will make the Senate more efficient,” said one top Senate aide pushing the bill.
Citizens and criminals form two separate and discrete categories.
And she has been spotted wearing nothing but the most discrete, tailored sheath dresses.
It was carried out over a period of a little more than two years in four discrete, limited-time operations.
Instead, like Israel, the rest of the world ought make measured judgments about discrete threats beyond its borders.
The passage from one element to another may be discrete or continuous; the manifold is called discrete or continuous accordingly.
The manor of the eastern counties is a discrete, a dissipated thing.
Aphthous stomatitis may be either idiopathic or symptomatic, discrete or confluent.
What discrete succession of images did Stephen meanwhile perceive?
It has been usual to define mathematics as “the science of discrete and continuous magnitude.”
late 14c., see discreet. Related: Discretely.
discrete dis·crete (dĭ-skrēt')
adj.
Not joined to or incorporated with another; separate; distinct.
mathematics
A description of a quantity whose value is one of a fixed set of values, as opposed to a continuous - a value capable of infinitessimal variation. For example, integers are discrete values whereas real numbers are continuous; digital sound has discrete amplitude leves whereas analog sound is continuous.
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