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1. Separate; distinct; disjunct.

2. Disjunctive; containing a disjunctive or discretive clause; as, I resign my life, but not my honor, is a discrete proposition.

3. (Science: botany) Separate; not coalescent; said of things usually coalescent. Discrete movement. See concrete movement of the voice, under concrete, 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.

Origin: L. Discretus, p. P. Of discernere. See Discreet.

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Re: Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... of years at most and even then there had been continuous gene flow between different populations of humans. This is certainly not enough time for discrete differentiation to have occurred in any complex trait like intelligence. If we look at Homo sapiens and Neanderthals we see the beginnings ...

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Re: The Genie and the Bottle; When a Genotype is not a Genotype

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Calculating the size of E. coli chromosome?

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