Meaning of DISCRETE in English

DISCRETE

adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

entity

This is quite different to a group portrait, which is a well-defined, discrete entity that we can adopt unilaterally.

They are an extension of his nuclear family but also a discrete entity .

unit

The structure now reflects the continuum rather than the discrete units we perceive.

The situation is different for native speakers of the language who automatically perceive the speech as being chopped up into discrete units .

Core and optional units do not have to be studied as discrete units or in a set order.

Break down each block into discrete units of knowledge. 4.

Generally speaking, however, different intervals of time tended to be thought of as separate discrete units .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The developing insect passes through several discrete stages.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Each simply provides a discrete service.

The nation was thus both a discrete political and economic concept.

The particles themselves remain separate and discrete when it comes to being passed on to the next generation.

The situation is different for native speakers of the language who automatically perceive the speech as being chopped up into discrete units.

This stores the interconnection weights between arrays of discrete emitters and detectors.

We can privatize discrete steering functions, but not the overall process of governance.

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