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 in a sentence
There is a sense of discontinuity between the book's chapters.
<microscopic discontinuities in the connecting wires>
First Known Use of discontinuity
DISCONTINUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of discontinuity for English Language Learners
: the quality or state of not being continuous : lack of continuity
: a change or break in a process
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