|1.||separate or distinct in form or concept|
|2.||consisting of distinct or separate parts|
|a. (of a variable) having consecutive values that are not infinitesimally close, so that its analysis requires summation rather than integration|
|b. Compare continuous (of a distribution) relating to a discrete variable|
|[C14: from Latin discrētus separated, set apart; see |
discrete dis·crete (dĭ-skrēt')
Not joined to or incorporated with another; separate; distinct.