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 for Discrete movement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discrete \Dis*crete"\, a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere.
     See Discreet.]
     1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. --Sir M. Hale.
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     2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive
        clause; as, "I resign my life, but not my honor," is a
        discrete proposition.
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     3. (Bot.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually
        coalescent.
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     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.
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