Meaning of DISCRETE in English



Pronunciation: dis- ' kr ē t, ' dis- ˌ

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Latin discretus

Date: 14th century

1 : constituting a separate entity : individually distinct <several discrete sections>

2 a : consisting of distinct or unconnected elements : NONCONTINUOUS b : taking on or having a finite or countably infinite number of values < discrete probabilities> <a discrete random variable>

synonyms see DISTINCT

– dis · crete · ly adverb

– dis · crete · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.