# discrete

### adjective

- (of a topology or topological space) having the property that every subset is an open set.
- defined only for an isolated set of points: a discrete variable.
- using only arithmetic and algebra; not involving calculus: discrete methods.

## Origin of discrete

## Synonyms for discrete

## Related Words for discrete

distinct, various, disconnected, detached, different, discontinuous, diverse, separate, several, unattached## Examples from the Web for discrete

### Contemporary Examples of discrete

At this point, the output becomes the digital, discrete signal.

It was carried out over a period of a little more than two years in four discrete, limited-time operations.

The Executive is elected in broad national elections in which discrete and insular minorities carry less weight.

Looking at New York City as a discrete economic unit can be misleading.

Instead, like Israel, the rest of the world ought make measured judgments about discrete threats beyond its borders.

### Historical Examples of discrete

Moreover, it is a discrete quantity for its parts have no common boundary.

The CategoriesAristotle

It replaces the world of the continuum by a world of discrete states.

The Civilization of IlliteracyMihai Nadin

As to number (which is discrete quantity), it is something posterior.

Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3Plotinos (Plotinus)

The manor of the eastern counties is a discrete, a dissipated thing.

Domesday Book and BeyondFrederic William Maitland

What discrete succession of images did Stephen meanwhile perceive?

UlyssesJames Joyce