discreet vs discrete : Common Errors in English

About discreet vs discrete

An individually distinct entity is a discrete entity while when you show good judgment you are are being discreet. The minister cavalcade followed the queen's motorcade at a discreet distance and to an outsider the two convoys appeared distinct and discrete.

discreet Meaning(s)

  • (a) marked by prudence or modesty and wise self-restraint
  • (s) unobtrusively perceptive and sympathetic
  • (s) heedful of potential consequences

discrete Meaning(s)

  • (s) constituting a separate entity or part

discreet in News

  1. Art Imitates Life: With Nathan Lane in the lead, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is an entertaining, must-see spectacle

    Stage: Nathan Lane is playing a flamboyantly gay character on Broadway, one who feels compelled to be closeted, or at least discreet. No, his name is not Albert, and he doesn't try to pass as Mrs. Coleman, the mother of his lover's son. The Nance is definitely not a retread of The Birdcage . In fact, Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance is much gayer -- and far more sophisticated -- than The ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Metro Weekly

  2. The government's path to irrelevance

    Guest Post | The government, today, breaks down problems in discreet chunks, creating the illusion of simplicity. And it's killing Uncle Sam's ability to creative.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Washington Post

  3. Retailers shift into summer 'savings' season

    The signs may be discreet, but the savings can be significant. Though the official start date of summer is almost two weeks away, island retailers have gotten a jump on the season with what they call summer sales, marking down merchandise as much as 50 percent. Prices have been slashed 10 percent to 25 percent or more since Memorial Day weekend at some stores, but there are sales with markdowns ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Palm Beach Daily News

discrete in News

  1. Vishay Intertechnology Announces Acquisition of MCB Industrie S.A., a Specialty Resistor Company

    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. , one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components, today announced the acquisition of MCB Industrie S.A., a manufacturer of specialty resistors for professional market segments.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Diodes Incorporated Improves Power Density with Integrated High-Voltage Regulator Transistors

    Diodes Incorporated , a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application specific standard products within the broad discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, today announced the monolithic integration of a transistor, Zener diode and resistor into a standard SOT89 package.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Continuous and Discrete

    Continuous and Discrete
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Scientific American via Yahoo! News

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