(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.
A process where each pixel of an image is converted into the black foreground or the white background. The colors and grays of the original image are lost. By controlling discretizing, unwanted parts of the original image can be removed. This process of converting color images into black foreground and white background is called discretizing.
Removing the middleman. The term is a popular buzzword used to describe many Internet -based businesses that use the World Wide Web to sell products directly to customers rather than going through traditional retail channels. By eliminating the middlemen, companies can sell their products cheaper and faster. Many people believe that the Internet will revolutionize […]
A round plate on which data can be encoded. There are two basic types of disks: magnetic disks and optical disks. On magnetic disks, data is encoded as microscopic magnetized needles on the disk’s surface. You can record and erase data on a magnetic disk any number of times, just as you can with a […]
- Disk Array Definition
A disk array is a hardware element that contains a large group of hard disk drives (HDDs). It may contain several disk drive trays and has an architecture which improves speed and increases data protection. The system is run via a storage controller, which coordinates activity within the unit. Disk arrays form the backbone of […]
- Disk Cache
)A portion of RAM used to speed up access to data on a disk. The RAM can be part of the disk drive itself (sometimes called a hard disk cache or buffer) or it can be general-purpose RAM in the computer that is reserved for use by the disk drive (sometimes called a soft disk […]