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discontinuity

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noun dis·con·ti·nu·ity \(ˌ)dis-ˌkän-tə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

Simple Definition of discontinuity

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

  • : a change or break in a process

Full Definition of discontinuity

  1. 1 :  lack of continuity or cohesion

  2. 2 :  gap 5

  3. 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>



1570

First Known Use of discontinuity

1570



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