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Pronunciation:  `diskun'tinyoous

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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

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

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