dis|crete´ness

dis|crete´ness
dis|crete «dihs KREET», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. distinct from others; separate; individual: »

An apple and a stone are discrete objects.

2. consisting of distinct or individual parts; discontinuous: »

Wages paid to employees, the population of a community, the birth rate, and the like, furnish discrete series of data (Emory S. Bogardus).

–n.
a separate part or piece of equipment, often a component part of a large system, such as a high-fidelity system: »

Most manufacturers of discretes are—to quote an industry marketing manager—“up to our ears in transistors” (New Scientist and Science Journal).

[< Latin discrētus separated, past participle of discernere; see etym. under discern (Cf.discern). See etym. of doublet discreet. (Cf.discreet)]
dis|crete´ly, adverb.
dis|crete´ness, noun.
Usage See discreet for usage note. (Cf.discreet)

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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