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Discreet means on the down low, under the radar, careful, but discrete means individual or detached.

Discrete vs. discreet: what’s the difference?

Today discreet is to be politely private about something and to be aware of consequences if everyone finds out what you're doing. Be discreet when you eat the lollipop your mom gave you but not your sister, so you don't have to listen to a tantrum.

Wealthy people often try to be discreet with their money, because they don't want everyone to know they're rich. When you're trying to be cool, and keep something quiet, you're being discreet :.

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Business Week. It is far better to think of these as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. Quantum theory is usually thought of as discrete ; after all, that's what the word "quantum" connotes. Scientific American.

So last year, when earthquakes were recorded in small, discrete clusters in north central Arkansas, researchers perked up. New York Times.

Discreet definition and examples

Although discreet and discrete have separate or discrete meanings, they are often confused. Remember that the "ee's" in discreet hide together in the middle of the word, but the "t" in discrete separates them. Discreet describes someone or something that is appropriately quiet, prudent, and restrained.

If you are wearing a discreet gray suit, it is unlikely that anyone at that business meeting will notice you.

What’s the difference between “discreet” vs. “discrete”?

Continue reading Discrete means separate or divided. A discrete unit is a separate part of something larger. A room is a discrete space within a house, just as the crankshaft is a discrete part of a car engine.

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