Associations to the word «Discrete»


DISCRETE, adjective. Separate; distinct; individual; non-continuous.
DISCRETE, adjective. That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
DISCRETE, adjective. (electrical engineering) Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry.
DISCRETE, adjective. (audio engineering) Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
DISCRETE, adjective. (topology) Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology.
DISCRETE, adjective. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause
DISCRETE CHOICE ANALYSIS, noun. (statistics) The analysis of a model whose dependent variable is a binary (two-valued) variable.
DISCRETE COMPONENT, noun. (electronics) a component with just one circuit element, either passive (resistor, capacitor, inductor) or active (transistor or vacuum tube).
DISCRETE COMPONENTS, noun. Plural of discrete component
DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORM, noun. (mathematics) The process of converting a discrete time-based function into its frequency-based representation.
DISCRETE FOURIER TRANSFORMS, noun. Plural of discrete Fourier transform
DISCRETE MATH, noun. (informal) Discrete mathematics.
DISCRETE MATHEMATICS, noun. (mathematics) A blanket term which includes most discrete or computer science related branches of mathematics, such as graph theory and combinatorics.
DISCRETE METRIC, noun. (analysis) a metric d such that for any pair of points x and y, \( d(x,y) = 0 \) if \( x = y \) and \( d(x,y) = 1 \) if \( x \ne y \).
DISCRETE SET, noun. (topology) A set of points of a topological space such that each point in the set is an isolated point, i.e. a point that has a neighborhood that contains no other points of the set.
DISCRETE TOPOLOGY, noun. (mathematics) A topology on a set consisting of all subsets of that set.
DISCRETE VARIABLE, noun. (statistics) A variable that takes values from a finite or countable set, such as the number of legs of an animal.
DISCRETE VARIABLES, noun. Plural of discrete variable

Dictionary definition

DISCRETE, adjective. Constituting a separate entity or part; "a government with three discrete divisions"; "on two distinct occasions".

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