non·​con·​tin·​u·​ous ˌnän-kən-ˈtin-yü-əs How to pronounce noncontinuous (audio)
: not continuous: such as
: having one or more interruptions in a sequence or in a stretch of time or space
a noncontinuous hiking trail
mathematics : not mathematically continuous (see continuous sense 2)
a noncontinuous function

Examples of noncontinuous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another strategy that the ATC has been promoting in recent years is the flip-flop—a noncontinuous thru-hike. Karen Berger, Outside Online, 28 June 2021 There, Russia maintains the noncontinuous territory of Kaliningrad, a militarized outpost between Poland and Lithuania on the Baltic coast and studied by NATO as the potential area where trouble could begin. Abraham Mahshie, Washington Examiner, 14 May 2020 Inside the book were hundreds of pages of delicate pen-and-ink renderings of brain cells by the 20th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, who discovered the noncontinuous nature of neurons, which communicate across a minuscule gap. Lizzie Feidelson, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2020 Early storylines ■ Wellesley looks to increase its close lead over Needham (62-60-9) in teh country’s oldest noncontinuous high school rivalry., 28 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncontinuous was in 1859

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“Noncontinuous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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