discrete event system

A **discrete event system** is a mathematical model of a system (such as a computational device) that communicates with its environment by atomic actions (called *events*). For example, a user of the system pressing a button could send a signal to a controller. These events are assumed to be discrete in the sense that they occur instantaneously (as opposed to over a period of time).

See also:

- Wikipedia,
*Discrete event dynamic system*

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