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discontinuous

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adjective dis·con·tin·u·ous \ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-yə-wəs, -yü-əs\

Simple Definition of discontinuous

  • : not continuous : having interruptions or gaps

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of discontinuous

  1. 1 a (1) :  not continuous <a discontinuous series of events> (2) :  not continued :  discrete <discontinuous features of terrain> b :  lacking sequence or coherence

  2. 2 :  having one or more mathematical discontinuities —used of a variable or a function

discontinuously

adverb

Examples of discontinuous in a sentence

  1. a discontinuous series of events

  2. <the novel captures the discontinuous nature of a soldier's life: long stretches of boredom interrupted by flashes of chaos and panic>



1718

First Known Use of discontinuous

1718



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