Is the word combination temporally indiscrete or time indiscrete correct adjectives, when describing for instance a system which works on the basis of continuous time (and not discrete time)? I am searching about a name for a piece of software i am working on, and the name i came up with is

Temporally Indiscrete Music Engraving System

which also will have the nice short form TIMES. So there is no full sentence as context, but it's just a part of a name.

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    Can you provide some context? An example sentence always helps. In general, I'd say "non-discrete" instead of "indiscrete", which I've never seen used. – Jim Mack Oct 12 '19 at 13:41
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    ... Yes, at least one example sentence is needed. 'Indiscrete' is a valid variant of 'non-discrete', though neither 'a temporally indiscrete system' nor 'a temporally non-discrete system' sounds too appetising (though neither looks ill-formed). 'A continuous-time system' is perhaps better. – Edwin Ashworth Oct 12 '19 at 13:46
  • Thanks for your comments! I am writing a music notation software, and wanted to use this adjective as part of it's name which should be: ` Temporally Indiscrete Music Engraving System`. – user364166 Oct 12 '19 at 13:53
  • I suspect that many people are going to inadvertently read that as "Temporarily Indiscreet". – Ray Butterworth Oct 12 '19 at 13:59

I think 'indiscrete' is the wrong word in this case: it means you cannot keep a secret, rather than being the opposite of discrete (Which is what I think you are trying to say), when used in the Signal processing or IT field:

"Discrete time signals are “the signals or quantities that can be defined and represented at certain time instants of the sequence.” These are finite or countable sets of number sequences."

You could try "Time independent", which I think will describe your software more clearly and maintain your 'TIME' acronym.

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    The word indiscrete would indeed be the opposite of discrete. The word you're thinking of is indiscreet, which is the very error @raybutterworth predicted (-: Otherwise, good answer. – Jim Mack Oct 12 '19 at 18:44
  • Based on this page (en.wiktionary.org/wiki/indiscrete) i thought indiscrete could not be confused with indiscreet. Also there are two different entries on the LEO online dictionary for indiscrete (dict.leo.org/german-english/indiscrete) and indiscreet (dict.leo.org/german-english/indiscreet). – user364166 Oct 12 '19 at 19:01
  • Quite right Jim: my mistake: indiscreet = imprudent, indiscrete = not separated into distinct parts / blurred... – NeilB Oct 12 '19 at 22:19

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