[ dih-skree-tuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ dɪˌskri təˈzeɪ ʃən /
the act or process of making mathematically discrete.
the process of dividing a geometry into finite elements to prepare for analysis.
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 …
Do Dogs Actually Understand Human Language?Anyone who has ever seen their dog hop to attention when they used the word “treat” knows that dogs obviously understand the same words as humans. But is it accurate to say that animals use language? Man’s best friend is hardly the only animal capable of amazing humans with communication skills. Extensive studies using gestural communication (sign language) explore the cognitive potential in the great apes. …
- discretion is the better part of valor,
- discretionary account,
- discretionary trust,
- discriminant function,
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