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