- Separate, with no predeterminedinteraction between elements In electronics, the term refers to a design that uses individual parts rather than an integrated circuit In audio equipment, it means a system made up of separate, single-function components rather than combination equipment And In multichannel audio systems, it indicates a system in which the signals on individual channels are uniquely different from each other
A variable that has a distinct identity or value, in contrast to a continuous valued variable A discrete state neuron can have only 1 value from a certain set of values Discrete time describes the nature of the variable used for time, t, where t is an integer and time is counted in steps t+1, t+2, etc With each step, the value for the neuron is updated
Divided into a finite number sections or levels An example would be an approximation to a smooth curve draw with a set of straight lines Triangulations are discrete models of surfaces
The dictionary defines discrete as "separate or distinct", which is how the data appears in a digital data stream (such as a digital audio data stream), in separate, distinct values This property of distinctness that computer data has is a big problem when it comes to sound (and most other things in real life), since neither time nor amplitude can be measured in nice handy steps They are analogue and can take any value
\dis-KREET\, adjective: 1 Constituting a separate thing; distinct 2 Consisting of distinct or unconnected parts 3 (Mathematics) Defined for a finite or countable set of values; not continuous
A type of random variable which may take on only a limited set of values, such as 1,2,3, ,10 The list may be finite, or there may be an infinite number of values A discrete random variable is to be contrasted with a continuous random variable
Non-continuous A step by step (countable) approach Digital systems operate this way, with time steps being the controlling factor A sufficiently large number of such steps can approximate to any continuous (analogue) system
Discrete ideas or things are separate and distinct from each other. instruction manuals that break down jobs into scores of discrete steps. = separate, distinct. clearly separate (discretus; DISCREET)