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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Lack of continuity, logical sequence, or cohesion.
  • noun A break or gap.
  • noun Geology A surface at which seismic wave velocities change.
  • noun A point at which a function is defined but is not continuous.
  • noun A point at which a function is undefined.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fact or quality of being discontinuous; want of continuity or uninterrupted connection; disunion of parts; want of cohesion. See continuity.
  • noun In mathematics, that character of a change which consists in a passage from one point, state, or value to another without passing through a continuously infinite series of intermediate points (see infinite); that character of a function which consists in an infinitesimal change of the variables not being everywhere accompanied by an infinitesimal change (including no change) of the function itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Want of continuity or cohesion; disunion of parts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap
  • noun geology a subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change
  • noun mathematics a point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or not continuous

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun lack of connection or continuity

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