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

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First Known Use of noncontinuous

1859, in the meaning defined above

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1 Dec 2019

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“Noncontinuous.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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