Meaning of DISCRETE in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ dis-ˈkrēt, ˈdis-ˌ ]


Etymology: Middle English, from Latin discretus

Date: 14th century

1. : constituting a separate entity : individually distinct

several discrete sections


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.