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A two variable cartesian graph showing discrete points whose x-y coordinates are discreet integer.
The set of integers is discrete.

A set is discrete if all the members of the set are isolated.[1] The opposite of discrete is continuous. The set of integers is discrete. The set of real numbers is continuous. Data is discrete if it can take on discrete values such as age.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, discrete. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 62. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Discrete. 3/11/2019. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. https://www.allmathwords.org/en/d/discrete.html.

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