Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being discrete, separated or distinct.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being discrete, separated, or distinct; discontinuity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state of being several and distinct

Etymologies

discrete +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Combine as one.) 2) Beckenstein limit paper, for letting us understand in no uncertain terms the discreteness of space-time and perhaps suggest our true “physical units” .. for surely we will find a representation:

    The Greatest Physics Paper!

  • As to "discreteness" the 1996 Policy states that: “A population segment of a vertebrate species may be considered discrete if [either]: 1.

    Distinct Population Segment policy (1996) under the Endangered Species Act, United States

  • It is the sense of smallness and discreteness, of fitting into a much larger world and a world that is not passive, but looms and overshadows—it is this sense of things that was the patrimony of human beings since human beings began, long before there was anything like a religion.

    In the Valley of the Shadow

  • Later that Monday after the original video was posted, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block got into the action and posted an official video for UCLA to state that he was appalled by the student's video though he did not identify her by name, probably out of concern for discreteness and called for greater civility in discourse on campus.

    Edward Lee: Did UCLA and NYT Overreact to Student's "Asians in the Library" Video?

  • All these ideas concentrate on the construction of notions of 'spacetime' that take on aspects of discreteness of 'quantum' characteristics of some kind.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • In the remainder of this chapter I shall describe a quite different family of ideas, namely those of twistor theory (to which I have, myself, now devoted over 40 years!) in which there is no discreteness specifically imposed upon spacetime … it does not directly lead to any notion of a 'discrete spacetime'

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • I am now rereading this to understand even if discreteness ( 'quantum') wasn't imposed upon spacetime, that doesn't mean Penrose didn't impose discreteness on his definition of twistor space to allow for quantum phenomena.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • All these ideas concentrate on the construction of notions of 'spacetime' that take on aspects of discreteness or 'quantum' characteristics of some kind.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • In the remainder of this chapter I shall describe a quite different family of ideas, namely those of twister theory (to which I have, myself, now devoted over 40 years!) in which there is no discreteness specifically imposed upon spacetume.

    Are Changes Brewing and How Does the Mind Fit In?

  • As the son of a vice-presidential candidate, Trig Palin has certain privileges and certain obligations, the discreteness of which are blurred, as is so much we can admire and emulate in the public-private feminist fluidity and creativity that is the Palin self.

    Katie Halper: The Palinist Manifesto: How America's Sexist Rejection of Palin Cost McCain the Election

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