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Meaning of DISCONTINUOUS

Pronunciation:  `diskun'tinyoous

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [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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