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discrete
Last modified: Thursday, November 17, 2005 

(1) In audio/sound terms discrete refers to multichannel audio or soundtrack being stored with each individual channel isolated from the other tracks.

Contrast with matrixed where multichannels are blended.

(2) (adj.) Refers to a computer component or device that is distinct and treated as an individual unit, separable from the other components and devices.

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