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discreet, discrete

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To be discreet means to be “modest” or “prudent.”

To be discrete means to be “obviously separate” or “distinct.” Discrete also has a specific meaning in mathematics as a finite set of numbers.

Example: There are four discrete offices in the building, but rumors seldom spread from one to another because the workers are all very discreet.

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