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Individually separate and distinct.‘speech sounds are produced as a continuous sound signal rather than discrete units’
separate, distinct, individual, detached, unattached, disconnected, discontinuous, disjunct, disjoinedView synonyms
- ‘This book is not about discernment as a discrete act but rather treats it as a manner of living.’
- ‘Chips, being discrete units of food, rather than a single blob or lump of food, have a social element.’
- ‘Signs are only meaningful within the system of signification in which they are produced, and not as discrete units.’
- ‘Needless to say, the distinctions form a continuum, rather than discrete categories.’
- ‘Assemblages are denned as coherent suites of plant fossils preserved in discrete lithological units.’
- ‘The atoms in iron, in contrast, do not cluster into discrete molecules.’
- ‘This extended arcade also sub-divides the site into a series of discrete landscapes.’
- ‘And it works when applications store stuff in discrete files, rather than their own data silo.’
- ‘Mosaic warts occur as collections of small, discrete and densely packed individual warts.’
- ‘That is, does age affect general ability or does it have discrete effects on individual abilities?’
- ‘All of these may usually be discrete and distinct domains but one key theme of this chapter is that there are also overlaps.’
- ‘Now I am going way out on a limb here, but could a discrete universe make this a moot point?’
- ‘The patient does suffer a serious loss of cognitive function due to a discrete neurological injury, such as a stroke.’
- ‘These conjoined applications raise one point in common and others discrete to the individual cases.’
- ‘Is it a discrete inquiry by reference to the particular individual or is it a sort of general inquiry?’
- ‘The Official Receiver has confined his allegations under this head to the following discrete matters.’
- ‘We have seen that in an atom, possible electron energies come in a discrete series of distinct levels.’
- ‘It would provide, in other words, a discrete vehicle for important issues to be addressed.’
- ‘Whilst this book is a stand-alone title in that it deals with a discrete set of texts, it must also be seen as part of a much larger whole.’
- ‘Investors own units in the fund of funds but have no discrete units in the underlying funds.’
On the difference between discrete and discreet, see discreet
Late Middle English: from Latin discretus separate; compare with discreet.
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