# Dictionary Definition

discrete adj : constituting a separate entity or
part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two
distinct occasions" [syn: distinct]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Etymology

From discret, from discretus, from past participle of discernere.### Adjective

- Separate; distinct; individual.
- Something that can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
- In the context of "electrical engineering": Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry.
- In the context of "audio engineering": Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
- Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology.

#### Translations

- German: diskret, eigenständig, einzeln, unstetig, separat

### Adjective

- Feminine plural form of discreto

## Romanian

### Pronunciation

### Noun

# Extensive Definition

Discrete may refer to:

- Discrete device, an electronic component
- Discrete frequency, non-continuous frequency
- Discrete mathematics, the study of structures without continuity
- Discrete probability distribution, a random variable that can be counted
- Discrete signal, a time series
- Discrete space, a simple example of a topological space
- Discrete time, non-continuous time

## See also

discrete in German: Diskret

discrete in French: Discret

discrete in Lithuanian: Diskretumas

discrete in Dutch: Discreet

discrete in Russian: Дискретный

discrete in Slovak: Diskrétny

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

alien,
aloof, apart, assorted, asunder, at odds, at variance,
bipartite, broadcast, broken, broken off, chopped-off,
choppy, contrary, contrasted, contrasting, decousu, departing, detached, deviating, deviative, dichotomous, different, differentiated, differing, diffuse, disaccordant, disagreeing, disconnected, discontinued, discontinuous, discordant, discrepant, discriminated, disjoined, disjunct, disjunctive, disparate, dispersed, dispread, disrelated, disseminated, dissimilar, dissipated, dissociated, dissonant, distinct, distinguished, distributed, divergent, diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, episodic, exotic, extraneous, fitful, foreign, gapped, herky-jerky, heterogeneous, in
disagreement, in two, inaccordant, incoherent, incommensurable,
incomparable,
incompatible,
incongruous,
inconsistent,
inconsonant,
independent,
individual, inharmonious, insular, intermittent, interrupted, irreconcilable, irregular, irrelative, isolated, jagged, jerky, many, motley, multifarious, nonadherent, nonadhesive, noncoherent, noncohesive, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, open, other, outlandish, parenthetic, partitioned, patchy, poles apart, poles
asunder, removed,
scattered, scrappy, segregate, separate, separated, several, snatchy, sparse, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, spread, straggling, straggly, strange, strewn, strown, suspended, tenuous, unadhesive, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached, unattended, uncoherent, uncohesive, unconformable, unconnected, unequal, unjoined, unlike, unrelatable, unrelated, unsuccessive, untenacious, variant, varied, variegated, various, varying, widely apart, widespread, worlds
apart