ETYM Latin discretus, p. p. of discernere. Related to Discreet.
Separate; individual; identifiable as a unit. For example, bits are discrete elements of data processed by a computer.
Separate; composed of separable parts.
Constituting a separate entity or part; SYN. distinct.
ETYM Pref. im- not + material: cf. French immatériel.
1. Lacking importance; not mattering one way or the other; often followed by; SYN. indifferent.
2. Not consisting of matter; SYN. nonmaterial.
3. Of no importance or relevance especially to a law case.