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

  Discrete \Dis*crete"\, v. t.
     To separate. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: constituting a separate entity or part; "a government
             with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct
             occasions" [syn: discrete, distinct]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  149 Moby Thesaurus words for "discrete":
     alien, aloof, apart, assorted, asunder, at odds, at variance,
     bipartite, broadcast, broken, broken off, chopped-off, choppy,
     contrary, contrasted, contrasting, decousu, departing, detached,
     deviating, deviative, dichotomous, different, differentiated,
     differing, diffuse, disaccordant, disagreeing, disconnected,
     discontinued, discontinuous, discordant, discrepant, discriminated,
     disjoined, disjunct, disjunctive, disparate, dispersed, dispread,
     disrelated, disseminated, dissimilar, dissipated, dissociated,
     dissonant, distinct, distinguished, distributed, divergent,
     diverging, divers, diverse, diversified, episodic, exotic,
     extraneous, fitful, foreign, gapped, herky-jerky, heterogeneous,
     in disagreement, in two, inaccordant, incoherent, incommensurable,
     incomparable, incompatible, incongruous, inconsistent, inconsonant,
     independent, individual, inharmonious, insular, intermittent,
     interrupted, irreconcilable, irregular, irrelative, isolated,
     jagged, jerky, many, motley, multifarious, nonadherent,
     nonadhesive, noncoherent, noncohesive, noncontinuous, nonlinear,
     nonsequential, nonserial, nonuniform, open, other, outlandish,
     parenthetic, partitioned, patchy, poles apart, poles asunder,
     removed, scattered, scrappy, segregate, separate, separated,
     several, snatchy, sparse, spasmodic, sporadic, spotty, spread,
     straggling, straggly, strange, strewn, strown, suspended, tenuous,
     unadhesive, unaffiliated, unallied, unassociated, unattached,
     unattended, uncoherent, uncohesive, unconformable, unconnected,
     unequal, unjoined, unlike, unrelatable, unrelated, unsuccessive,
     untenacious, variant, varied, variegated, various, varying,
     widely apart, widespread, worlds apart

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A description of a quantity whose value is one
     of a fixed set of values, as opposed to a continuous - a
     value capable of infinitessimal variation.  For example,
     integers are discrete values whereas real numbers are
     continuous; digital sound has discrete amplitude leves
     whereas analog sound is continuous.

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