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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.

Last updated: 2009-10-08

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Discordianismdiscretediscrete cosine transformdiscrete Fourier transform

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