discontinuous

  • 1 Discontinuous — Dis con*tin u*ous, a. 1. Not continuous; interrupted; broken off. [1913 Webster] A path that is zigzag, discontinuous, and intersected at every turn by human negligence. De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 2. Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 discontinuous — index broken (interrupted), desultory, disconnected, discrete, disordered, disorderly, infrequent …

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  • 3 discontinuous — [adj] broken; intermittent alternate, desultory, disconnected, disjointed, disordered, fitful, gaping, inchoate, incoherent, incohesive, interrupted, irregular, muddled, spasmodic, unconnected, unorganized; concept 482 Ant. connected, contiguous …

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  • 4 discontinuous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having intervals or gaps; not continuous. DERIVATIVES discontinuity noun …

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  • 5 discontinuous — [dis΄kən tin′yo͞o əs] adj. not continuous; broken up by interruptions or gaps; intermittent discontinuously adv …

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  • 6 discontinuous — adjective Date: 1718 1. a. (1) not continuous < a discontinuous series of events > (2) not continued ; discrete < discontinuous features of terrain > b. lacking …

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  • 7 discontinuous — discontinuously, adv. discontinuousness, n. /dis keuhn tin yooh euhs/, adj. 1. not continuous; broken; interrupted; intermittent: a discontinuous chain of mountains; a discontinuous argument. 2. Math. (of a function at a point) not continuous at… …

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  • 8 discontinuous — [[t]dɪ̱skəntɪ̱njuəs[/t]] ADJ A process that is discontinuous happens in stages with intervals between them, rather than continuously. Syn: intermittent …

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  • 9 discontinuous — adjective not continuous: Women are particularly affected because of their discontinuous employment patterns. discontinuously adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 discontinuous — adjective a) having breaks or interruptions; intermittent b) having at least one discontinuity Ant: continuous See Also: discontinuity …

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  • 11 discontinuous — dis·con·tin·u·ous (dis″kən tinґu əs) 1. interrupted; intermittent; marked by breaks. 2. discrete; separate. 3. lacking logical order or coherence …

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  • 12 discontinuous — Synonyms and related words: aimless, aloof, amorphous, apart, asunder, bipartite, broken, broken off, capricious, careening, casual, catchy, chopped off, choppy, decousu, desultory, detached, deviative, dichotomous, disarticulated, disconnected,… …

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  • 13 discontinuous — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. spasmodic, broken, disconnected; see intermittent , irregular 1 …

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  • 14 discontinuous — dis|con|tin|u|ous [ˌdıskənˈtınjuəs] adj formal not continuous …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 discontinuous — dis·con tin·u·ous || ‚dɪs kÉ™n tɪnjÊŠÉ™s adj. not continuous, lacking sequence, discrete, intermittent …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 discontinuous — adjective having intervals or gaps; not continuous. Derivatives discontinuity noun (plural discontinuities). discontinuously adverb …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 discontinuous — a. Interrupted, broken, intermittent, discrete …

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  • 18 discontinuous — adj 1. interrupted, broken, broken off, punctuated; disconnected, unconnected, disjointed, incoherent. 2. intermittent, fitful, spasmodic; on and off, alternate, periodic; random, irregular: 3. discrete, distinct, separated, separate; disjoined,… …

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  • 19 discontinuous — dis·continuous …

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  • 20 discontinuous — UK [ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuəs] / US adjective formal not continuing without stopping or being interrupted …

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