Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

  • noun the state of being several and distinct

Etymologies

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discrete +‎ -ness

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

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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?

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