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discrete

[di′skrēt]
(science and technology)
Composed of separate and distinct parts.
Having an individually distinct identity.

discrete

A component or device that is separate and distinct and treated as a singular unit. For example, a discrete transistor typically has three leads and functions as a single switch or amplifier. See discrete component and discrete logic.
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If you have met someone before but cannot remember their name, ask them for another business card and discretely read it.
Two royal detectives were on watch but discretely left the couple together in a remote ski apartment near Klosters, Switzerland, last week.
Administrators can discretely set control privileges for IT staff members, ensuring that profiles and policies (including install, uninstall, and permission modification) are tightly controlled at the local level.
It charges certain customers higher prices, which they willingly pay; and it discretely offers discounts to shoppers who demurred due to your "perfect price," which was too high.
It can sit discretely in your shower caddy until its services are needed.
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In typical home network environment, this helps parents to discretely enforce a more robust set of restrictions to safeguard children's computers from malicious Internet content.
He discretely delivers Pepper's espresso and bottle of sparkling water, careful not to interrupt the actor's account of the movie's gruelling northern shoot.
Normally, the opinion units consist of governmental activities, business-type activities, the aggregate discretely presented component units, each major government and enterprise fund and the aggregate remaining fund information (that is, nonmajor funds, internal service funds and fiduciary funds).
Available in horizontal or vertical SMT and PTH configurations with pins or sockets in 10 sizes from 9 to 85 contacts, the N-Series connectors incorporate shell recess areas for solder washout and inspection, and discretely molded insulators.
Urine goes directly to a collection bag, worn discretely on the leg.

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