Needless to say, the distinctions form a continuum, rather than discrete categories.
This book is not about discernment as a discrete act but rather treats it as a manner of living.
That is, does age affect general ability or does it have discrete effects on individual abilities?
All of these may usually be discrete and distinct domains but one key theme of this chapter is that there are also overlaps.
The Official Receiver has confined his allegations under this head to the following discrete matters.
Whilst this book is a stand-alone title in that it deals with a discrete set of texts, it must also be seen as part of a much larger whole.
Chips, being discrete units of food, rather than a single blob or lump of food, have a social element.
Signs are only meaningful within the system of signification in which they are produced, and not as discrete units.
The atoms in iron, in contrast, do not cluster into discrete molecules.
Investors own units in the fund of funds but have no discrete units in the underlying funds.