a variable that may assume only a countable, and usually finite, number of values.
What’s The Difference Between “Discreet” And “Discrete”?This is another pair of homophones (words that sound alike but are different in meaning, spelling, or both) that can be very confusing. Discreet means that someone is showing respect and being reserved in their behavior or speech. Discrete means something quite different: “distinct, separate, unrelated.” Both words derive from the same Latin word discretus meaning “separated.” Until the 1700s, these words were each spelled …
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- discretion is the better part of valor,
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