a variable that can be measured only by means of whole numbers; or one which assumes only a certain set of definite values, and no others.

Variable like 1,2,3. Bond ratings are examples of discrete classifications.

a variable that has a finite or countable number of states, whereas a continuous variable is a variable that has an uncountably infinite number of states

a variable which can only take a countable number of values

A variable which can only take one of a discrete set of possible values. The possible values are often integers representing counts and are typically few in number, although in principle they could be countably infinite. In practice, discrete variables with many commonly occurring values are treated as if they were continuous. discrete random variable is a random variable whose possible values are restricted to a finite or countable set.

A variable that is measured solely in whole units, e.g., gender and siblings

A variable that is limited to a finite number of values. Such as religion or number of parks in a city (you can't have 1.5 parks)

Variables which are distinctly separable from one another, such as integers or truth values. If not discrete, a variable is continuous as are the set of real numbers.

a quantitative variable that can assume a finite or at most a countable number of values such as the number of children in a family.

A quantitative variable in which the scale of measurement varies in discrete steps.

A quantitative variable with a finite number of attributes.

see variable type - discrete

A variable is capable of assuming only certain values over a defined range. See also "Continuous Variable."