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for Discrete quantity
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Discrete \Dis*crete"\, a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere.
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
3. (Bot.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually
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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