Discrete vs Deliberate - What's the difference?

discrete | deliberate |

As adjectives the difference between discrete and deliberate

is that discrete is while deliberate is done on purpose; intentional.

As a verb deliberate is

to consider carefully.




(en adjective)
  • Separate; distinct; individual; non-continuous.
  • That can be perceived individually and not as connected to, or part of something else.
  • (electrical engineering) Having separate electronic components, such as individual resistors and inductors — the opposite of integrated circuitry.
  • (audio engineering) Having separate and independent channels of audio, as opposed to multiplexed stereo or quadraphonic, or other multi-channel sound.
  • (topology) 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.

    Usage notes

    * Often confused with discreet.

    Derived terms

    * discrete variable * discreteness


    * continuous * (electrical engineering) integrated * (audio engineering) multiplexed


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    (en adjective)
  • Done on purpose; intentional.
  • Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
  • The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
  • a deliberate''' opinion; a '''deliberate measure or result
  • * Shakespeare
  • settled visage and deliberate word
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  • * W. Wirt
  • His enunciation was so deliberate .


    * (intentional) unwitting


  • To consider carefully.
  • It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.