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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 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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