Definition of discrete
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The idea is to disconnect the memory from the reactions to the memory, so that although the memory of the traumatic event remains, the everyday things that can trigger fear and panic, such as trash blowing across the interstate or a car backfiring … are restored to insignificance. The trauma thus becomes a discrete event, not a constant, self-replicating, encompassing condition. —Sue Halpern, New Yorker, 19 May 2008
Eliminating stress entirely is not an option. If there are discrete sources of stress in your life—a relationship, a job, a health problem—you can and should take action to try to mitigate them. But my experience is that we all are subject to a kind of conservation law of stress. If stress recedes in one area, it seems to increase in another. —Time, 17 Oct. 2005
The newer, digital phones broadcast their communications in discrete bursts of energy, whereas analog devices employ continuous signals. —Janet Raloff, Science News, 12 Feb. 2000
several discrete sections to this vast medical complex, including a college of pharmacology and a research center
Recent Examples of discrete from the Web
Similarly, though the Cubs second baseman is frozen in mid-leap — using a discrete brass pin in the slider's arm, onto which the baseman is fitted in place — the figure is all onrushing motion.
While the high-end Ryzen 7 Pro parts are likely to be used for high-end workloads with discrete GPUs, the mid-range Ryzen 5 Pros and low-end Ryzen 3 Pros are much less likely to justify that additional expense.
In seeking to address different aspects of their rosters, front offices must be able to distinguish the discrete qualities prospects bring to the table.
That eruption sent three large, discrete ash plumes into clear blue sky late in the afternoon, which agrees with the plumes being lit from the west in these photos.
There are hundreds of choices, thousands of discrete decisions in the matter of want—what to carry, what to wear, what iron to play, what ball to favor, what tee, what glove, what bag to carry all that in.
Undermining the very core of our democracy and our elections is not a discrete event.
Officers stood along the park's perimeter, blocking Trump supporters from the discrete rallies nearby.
The Raven Z sets a new bar for mini-PCs by squeezing a discrete GPU into its very tiny box.
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DISCRETE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discrete for English Language Learners
: separate and different from each other
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There's a clue in the word discrete to keep you from confusing it with discreet. Discrete means “separate,” and to spell discrete you keep the E's separate.
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