Yet a case can be made that the future will not be built on a discrete number
of technologies, as witnessed (and relished) with the personal computer, cell phone and network infrastructure booms of the late nineties.
Any given protein immunogen will contain a discrete number
of epitope regions capable of inducing activation for a particular HLA class II allele.
The teams, each of which has a discrete number
of goals, are at work in warehouses, in stores and at the home office.
This is in sharp contrast to the transmission, which has a discrete number
of gear ratios and remains in one gear for long periods of time.
Stepped sigmoid: a family of profiles derived from the one above by sampling it in a discrete number
of layers and assuming homogeneous soil within each layer.