from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by breaks or interruptions; intermittent: discontinuous applause.
- adj. Consisting of distinct or unconnected elements, such as the physical features of a landscape.
- adj. Being without sequential order or coherent form.
- adj. Mathematics Possessing one or more discontinuities, as a function.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. having breaks or interruptions; intermittent
- adj. having at least one discontinuity
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not continuous; interrupted; broken off.
- adj. Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Broken off; interrupted; lacking continuity.
- Breaking continuity; severing the relation of parts; disjunctive.
- In mathematics See the extract.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
- adj. not continuing without interruption in time or space
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