Meaning of DISCONTINUOUS
Pronunciation:   `diskun'tinyoous



WordNet Dictionary 

 Definition:  
 [adj] not continuing without interruption in time or space; "discontinuous applause"; "the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas"; "he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling"
 [adj] (mathematics) of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities


DISCONTINUOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with D. 
 Synonyms:   disjunct, disrupted, noncontinuous 

 Antonyms:   continuous, uninterrupted  
 See Also:   broken, sporadic  
Webster's 1913 Dictionary 

 Definition:   \Dis`con*tin"u*ous\, a.
1. Not continuous; interrupted; broken off.
A path that is zigzag, discontinuous, and
intersected at every turn by human negligence. De
Quincey.
2. Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping.
``Discontinuous wound.'' Milton.
{Discontinuous function} (Math.), a function which for
certain values or between certain values of the variable
does not vary continuously as the variable increases. The
discontinuity may, for example, consist of an abrupt
change in the value of the function, or an abrupt change
in its law of variation, or the function may become
imaginary.


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