# Discrete facts for kids

**Discrete** in science is the opposite of continuous: something that is separate; distinct; individual. Discrete may refer to:

- Discrete particle or quantum in physics
- Discrete device, an electronic component with just one circuit element
- Discrete mathematics, the study of structures without continuity
- Discrete pitch, a pitch with a steady frequency
- Discrete cosine transform, a math process that can be used to make files smaller

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