<*mathematics*> A description of a quantity whose value is one
of a fixed set of values, as opposed to a continuous - a
value capable of infinitessimal variation. For example,
integers are discrete values whereas real numbers are
continuous; digital sound has discrete amplitude leves
whereas analog sound is continuous.

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