# Definition:Discrete

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## Definition

**Discrete** is a word used to define an object which is not continuous.

## Disambiguation

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**Discrete** may refer to:

- Definition:Discrete Category
- Definition:Discrete Topology
- Definition:Discrete Sample Space
- Definition:Discrete Geometry
- Definition:Discrete Mathematics
- Definition:Discrete Data
- Definition:Discrete Measure
- Definition:Standard Discrete Metric
- Definition:Discrete Probability Distribution

## Also see

## Linguistic Note

Be careful with the word **discrete**.

A common homophone horror is to use the word **discreet** instead.

However, **discreet** means **cautious** or **tactful**, and describes somebody who is able to keep silent for political or delicate social reasons.

## Sources

- 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein:
*Dictionary of Mathematics*... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**discrete**:**1.**(of a function or random variable or vector) - 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson:
*The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics*(5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry:**discrete**