Definition of discreteness in English:

discreteness

noun

  • See discrete

    • ‘Opposed to continuity is discreteness: to be discrete is to be separated, like the scattered pebbles on a beach or the leaves on a tree.’
    • ‘Information on the plasticity of the migratory routes of bowhead whales provides insight on their vulnerability to changes in available habitats, and determination of migration routes also elucidates stock discreteness.’
    • ‘The effect of photodiode-array discreteness was checked by using two different magnification factors; results were similar.’
    • ‘However, with three taxa, the discreteness makes it difficult to determine an interval above which we expect 76% of the range extensions to lie.’
    • ‘Units move toward, work toward their unity, their indivisibility, and in a sense language is sanctified as expression only by a certain disregard for the particularity or discreteness of words.’

Pronunciation

discreteness

/dɪˈskriːtnəs/