I strolled a discrete distance from her side as we entered the gardens.
It has been usual to define mathematics as "the science of discrete and continuous magnitude."
It would seem that "the general theory of discrete and continuous quantity" is the exact description of the topics of these sciences.
It has now become apparent that the traditional field of mathematics in the province of discrete and continuous number can only be separated from the general abstract theory of classes and relations by a wavering and indeterminate line.
The doctrine that matter can be divided into, or regarded as composed of, discrete particles (termed " atoms " by early writers, and " molecules " by modern ones) has at all times played an important part in metaphysics and natural science.