# Discrete movement

Discrete movement
Discrete Dis*crete", a. [L. discretus, p. p. of discernere. See {Discreet}.] 1. Separate; distinct; disjunct. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, ``I resign my life, but not my honor,'' is a discrete proposition. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) Separate; not coalescent; -- said of things usually coalescent. [1913 Webster]

{Discrete movement}. See {Concrete movement of the voice}, under {Concrete}, a.

{Discrete proportion}, proportion where the ratio of the means is different from that of either couplet; as, 3:6::8:16, 3 bearing the same proportion to 6 as 8 does to 16. But 3 is not to 6 as 6 to 8. It is thus opposed to continued or {continual proportion}; as, 3:6::12:24.

{Discrete quantity}, that which must be divided into units, as number, and is opposed to {continued quantity}, as duration, or extension. [1913 Webster]

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