Meaning of DISCRETE in English


— discretely , adv. — discreteness , n.

/di skreet"/ , adj.

1. apart or detached from others; separate; distinct: six discrete parts.

2. consisting of or characterized by distinct or individual parts; discontinuous.

3. Math.

a. (of a topology or topological space) having the property that every subset is an open set.

b. defined only for an isolated set of points: a discrete variable.

c. using only arithmetic and algebra; not involving calculus: discrete methods.

[ 1350-1400; ME discretus separated; see DISCREET ]

Syn. 1. different, individual, unconnected.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .