Meaning of DISCRETE in English


/ dɪˈskriːt; NAmE / adjective

( formal or technical ) independent of other things of the same type

SYN separate :

The organisms can be divided into discrete categories.

►  dis·crete·ly adverb

►  dis·crete·ness noun [ U ]



late Middle English : from Latin discretus separate; compare with discreet .

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