Distrete?

jayfolland

Logician
Hi,

Can someone please explain to me What the term "Discrete" means in this paragraph?

"You can see something similar by zooming-in on a waveform in any recording software. The "step-ladder" model illustrates the discrete samples of digital audio, with levels ranging from "-inf" (silence) to 0 dBFS (the loudest sound a digital system can represent [*]) However, sound outside a computer doesn't move through the air in jagged, abrupt steps. Rather, it moves smoothly and continuously - more like the blue line in this diagram"

Does it mean Non-continuous?

Perhaps if you could give me some good links or Key words so I can research further.

Thanks,
Jay
 
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