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discrete

dis·crete

discrete

 
pronunciation:
dih skrit
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: separate and distinct.
Sand is made up of discrete particles.The teacher pronounced the word in discrete syllables.
 
synonyms:
different, distinct
antonyms:
bound, combined, connected, fused
similar words:
detached, disconnected, discontinuous, independent, separate, several
definition 2: composed of separate and distinct parts.
It is said that language is discrete.
synonyms:
discontinuous, disjunctive
antonyms:
continuous
similar words:
intermittent, periodic, separated
derivations: discretely (adv.), discreteness (n.)