English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'discrete'

(adjective) 
Definition
separate or distinct
the process seen as a sequence of discrete phases
Synonyms
separate
The two things are separate and mutually irrelevant.
,
individual
waiting for the group to decide rather than making individual decisions
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distinct
The book is divided into two distinct parts.
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detached
He lost his sight because of a detached retina.
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discontinuous
the discontinuous nature of the country's economic development

usage note

This word is quite often used by mistake where discreet is intended: reading is a set of discrete skills; she was discreet (not discrete) about the affair.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of detached
Definition
separate or standing apart
He lost his sight because of a detached retina.
Synonyms
severed,
loosened,
disjoined
in the sense of discontinuous
Definition
characterized by interruptions
the discontinuous nature of the country's economic development
in the sense of distinct
Definition
not the same
The book is divided into two distinct parts.

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