Respectful of privacy or secrecy; exercising caution in order to avoid causing embarrassment; quiet; diplomatic.
“With a discreet gesture, she reminded him to mind his manners.”
“John just doesn’t understand that laughing at Mary all day is not very discreet.”
Not drawing attention, anger or challenge; inconspicuous.
Separate; distinct; individual; non-continuous.
“a government with three discrete divisions”
That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry.
Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
Having each singleton subset open: said of a topological space or a topology.
disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause
“”I resign my life, but not my honour” is a discrete proposition.”