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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Constituting a separate entity or part. Clearly separate.

Usage examples (40)
  • In contemporary usage, continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of land ideally separated by expanses of water.
  • A government with three discrete divisions
  • Again, moderator, go to merriam-webster. com, do a search, and realize that "discrete" is the word you wanted above, not "discreet."
  • But this is discrete from the experience of the decisions themselves. for more
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  • It would not be "discreet" (to show tact or reserve) to try to join "discrete" (consisting of unconnected or distinct parts) and competitive departments.
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