discontinuous


dis·con·tin·u·ous

adjective \ˌdis-kən-ˈtin-yə-wəs, -yü-əs\

: not continuous : having interruptions or gaps

Full Definition of DISCONTINUOUS

1
a (1) :  not continuous <a discontinuous series of events> (2) :  not continued :  discrete <discontinuous features of terrain>
b :  lacking sequence or coherence
2
:  having one or more mathematical discontinuities —used of a variable or a function
dis·con·tin·u·ous·ly adverb

Examples of DISCONTINUOUS

  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>

First Known Use of DISCONTINUOUS

1718

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