non·​con·​tin·​u·​ous | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈtin-yü-əs How to pronounce noncontinuous (audio) \

Definition of noncontinuous

: not continuous: such as
a : having one or more interruptions in a sequence or in a stretch of time or space a noncontinuous hiking trail
b mathematics : not mathematically continuous (see continuous sense 2) a noncontinuous function

Examples of noncontinuous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Russian deterrence funds to Europe slashed to pay for border wall," 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, "The Ceramics Designer Inspired by 20th-Century Drawings of Brain Cells," 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., "Robertson, Marblehead win it with 7 seconds left," 28 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of noncontinuous

1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Noncontinuous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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