Discontinuity Dis*con`ti*nu"i*ty, n. Want of continuity or cohesion; disunion of parts. ``Discontinuity of surface.'' --Boyle. [1913 Webster]

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  • discontinuity — dis|con|ti|nu|i|ty [ˌdıskɔntıˈnju:ıti US ka:ntıˈnu: ] n plural discontinuities 1.) a sudden change or pause in a process discontinuity between ▪ the policy discontinuities between the present and previous governments 2.) [U] when a process is not …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • discontinuity — [[t]dɪ̱skɒ̱ntɪnju͟ːɪti, AM nu͟ː [/t]] discontinuities N VAR Discontinuity in a process is a lack of smooth or continuous development. [FORMAL] The text is good in parts, but suffers from discontinuity... There may appear to be discontinuities… …   English dictionary

  • discontinuity — UK [ˌdɪskɒntɪˈnjuːətɪ] / US [ˌdɪskɑntɪˈnuətɪ] noun Word forms discontinuity : singular discontinuity plural discontinuities formal a) [countable] a break in a process that is continuous except for this b) [uncountable] the state of not being… …   English dictionary

  • discontinuity — noun Date: 1570 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • discontinuity — /dis kon tn ooh i tee, yooh /, n., pl. discontinuities. 1. lack of continuity; irregularity: The plot of the book was marred by discontinuity. 2. a break or gap: The surface of the moon is characterized by major discontinuities. 3. Math. a point… …   Universalium

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