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Discrete

Discrete Dis*crete", a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See Discreet.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. --Sir M. Hale. 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, ``I resign my life, but not my honor,' is a discrete proposition. 3. (Bot.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent. Discrete movement. See Concrete movement of the voice, under Concrete, a. Discrete proportion, proportion where the ratio of the means is different from that of either couplet; as, 3:6::8:16, 3 bearing the same proportion to 6 as 8 does to 16. But 3 is not to 6 as 6 to 8. It is thus opposed to continued or continual proportion; as, 3:6::12:24. Discrete quantity, that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to continued quantity, as duration, or extension.

Discrete Dis*crete", a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See Discreet.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. --Sir M. Hale. 2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, ``I resign my life, but not my honor,' is a discrete proposition. 3. (Bot.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent. Discrete movement. See Concrete movement of the voice, under Concrete, a. Discrete proportion, proportion where the ratio of the means is different from that of either couplet; as, 3:6::8:16, 3 bearing the same proportion to 6 as 8 does to 16. But 3 is not to 6 as 6 to 8. It is thus opposed to continued or continual proportion; as, 3:6::12:24. Discrete quantity, that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to continued quantity, as duration, or extension.

Discrete

Discrete Dis*crete", v. t. To separate. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

Discrete Dis*crete", v. t. To separate. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

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- In economics, discrete choice models, or qualitative choice models, describe, explain, and predict choices between two or more discrete alternatives,...

- applied mathematics, discretization is the process of transferring continuous functions, models, variables, and equations into discrete counterparts. This...

- Discrete mathematics is the study of mathematical structures that are fundamentally discrete rather than continuous. In contrast to real numbers that have...

- In topology, a discrete space is a particularly simple example of a topological space or similar structure, one in which the points form a discontinuous...

- In mathematics, the discrete Fourier transform (DFT) converts a finite sequence of equally-spaced samples of a function into a same-length sequence of...

- variable may be continuous or discrete; they are typically obtained by measuring (=continuous) or counting (=discrete). If it can take on two particular...

- numeric set), it is common to distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables. In the discrete case, it is sufficient to specify a probability...

- dynamics, discrete time and continuous time are two alternative frameworks within which to model variables that evolve over time. Discrete time views...

- in any group G, powers bk can be defined for all integers k, and the discrete logarithm logb a is an integer k such that bk = a. In number theory, the...

- In economics, discrete choice models, or qualitative choice models, describe, explain, and predict choices between two or more discrete alternatives,...

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