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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discrete  \Dis*crete"\,  a.  [L.  discretus  p.  p.  of  discernere. 
  See  {Discreet}.] 
  1.  Separate;  distinct;  disjunct.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  2.  Disjunctive;  containing  a  disjunctive  or  discretive 
  clause;  as  ``I  resign  my  life,  but  not  my  honor,''  is  a 
  discrete  proposition. 
 
  3.  (Bot.)  Separate;  not  coalescent;  --  said  of  things  usually 
  coalescent. 
 
  {Discrete  movement}.  See  {Concrete  movement  of  the  voice}, 
  under  {Concrete},  a. 
 
  {Discrete  proportion},  proportion  where  the  ratio  of  the 
  means  is  different  from  that  of  either  couplet;  as 
  3:6::8:16,  3  bearing  the  same  proportion  to  6  as  8  does  to 
  16.  But  3  is  not  to  6  as  6  to  8.  It  is  thus  opposed  to 
  continued  or  {continual  proportion};  as  3:6::12:24. 
 
  {Discrete  quantity},  that  which  must  be  divided  into  units, 
  as  number,  and  is  opposed  to  {continued  quantity},  as 
  duration,  or  extension. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discrete  \Dis*crete"\,  v.  t. 
  To  separate.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discrete 
  adj  :  constituting  a  separate  entity  or  part  "a  government  with 
  three  discrete  divisions";  "on  two  distinct  occasions" 
  [syn:  {distinct}] 




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