discontinuity

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

dis·con·ti·nu·ity

noun \(ˌ)dis-ˌkän-tə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

: the quality or state of not being continuous : lack of continuity

: a change or break in a process

Full Definition of DISCONTINUITY

1
:  lack of continuity or cohesion
2
:  gap 5
3
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

  1. There is a sense of discontinuity between the book's chapters.
  2. <microscopic discontinuities in the connecting wires>

First Known Use of DISCONTINUITY

1570

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