: lack of continuity or cohesion
a : the property of being not mathematically continuous <a point of discontinuity>
b : an instance of being not mathematically continuous; especially : a value of an independent variable at which a function is not continuous
Examples of DISCONTINUITY
- There is a sense of discontinuity between the book's chapters.
- <microscopic discontinuities in the connecting wires>
First Known Use of DISCONTINUITY
Related to DISCONTINUITY
- breach, break, gap, gulf, hiatus, hole, interstice, interval, opening, rent, rift, separation, void
- continuation, continuity
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