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Word of the Day – 4/18/11

Posted by ccasc on April 17, 2011

Academic Skills Center

Word of the Day:

Discrete
[dih-skreet] (adj.) apart or detached form others;
separate; distinct.

*From the Latin discretus, meaning “separated, distinct.”

“Life defies our phrases: it is infinitely continuous and subtle and shaded whilst our verbal terms are discrete, rude, and few.”

~William James

 

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