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physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955) Albert Einstein , Einstein
(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles atomic theory , atomism , atomistic theory , atomist theory
discrete unit of living matter biont
exists as discrete unit, something that entity
operant conditioning that pairs a response with a reinforcement in discrete trials; reinforcement occurs only after the response is given instrumental conditioning
Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values Markoff chain , Markov chain
small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant) particulate , particulate matter
(computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot) pel , picture element , pixel
(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory) quantum
discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantum in quantum theory quantum
(physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta) quantum theory
motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps stepper , stepping motor
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