discontinuity

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

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

  1. There is a sense of discontinuity between the book's chapters.

  2. microscopic discontinuities in the connecting wires

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First Known Use of discontinuity

1570


DISCONTINUITY Defined for English Language Learners

discontinuity

noun

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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