## What Is the Difference between "Discrete" and "Discreet"?

**Discrete**. "Discrete" means "individually distinct." For example:- The ship has four discrete sections.
**Discreet**. "Discreet" means "inconspicuous" or "respecting secrecy." For example:- His service is very discreet.
- There is a rack on the bench that contains all the discrete electronic components.
- Our club has three discrete membership categories.
- You can trust my aide — he is very discreet.
- The painting was won by a discreet telephone bidder.

## More about "Discrete"

The adjective "discrete" means "individually distinct" or "separate" (i.e., something that is not part of something else).Example sentences with "discrete":

## More about "Discreet"

The adjective "discreet" means "respecting secrecy," "inconspicuous," or "diplomatic."Example sentences with "discreet":

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## Ways to Remember Discrete and Discreet

With "discr**e**t

**e**," the e's are separated. Let this remind you that "discrete" means "individually distinct."

With "discr

**ee**t" the two e's look like shifty eyes. Let this remind you that "discreet" means "secretive."

## Discrete Variables

In Mathematics, there is a type of variable called a "discrete variable." A discrete variable is one that cannot take on all values within its range. For example, in a survey, you might be asked to rate a holiday from 1 to 5. In this survey, you cannot choose 1.7 or 3.4. You can only choose 1,2,3,4 or 5. You cannot pick any values in between. The survey expects you to select a discrete variable.## You might also like...

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