discontinuous

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

Definition of discontinuous

  1. 1a (1) :  not continuous a discontinuous series of events (2) :  not continued :  discrete discontinuous features of terrainb :  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


DISCONTINUOUS Defined for English Language Learners

discontinuous

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

Definition of discontinuous for English Language Learners

  • : not continuous : having interruptions or gaps



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