Definition of discrete adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//dɪˈskriːt//
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈskriːt//
(formal or specialist)
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independent of other things of the same type synonym separate The organisms can be divided into discrete categories. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin discretus ‘separate’; compare with discreet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: discrete