Discreteness


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Discreteness

 

discontinuity; the opposite of continuity. For example, a discrete change in a quantity with respect to time is the change taking place over particular intervals (in jumps); the system of whole numbers (as opposed to the system of real numbers) is discrete. In physics and chemistry discreteness signifies the granular structure of matter, its atomic nature.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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