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discontinuous

[dis-kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s] /ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əs/
adjective
1.
not continuous; broken; interrupted; intermittent:
a discontinuous chain of mountains; a discontinuous argument.
2.
Mathematics. (of a function at a point) not continuous at the point.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Medieval Latin discontinuus. See dis-1, continuous
Related forms
discontinuously, adverb
discontinuousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dis-continuous

discontinuous

/ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by interruptions or breaks; intermittent
2.
(maths) (of a function or curve) changing suddenly in value for one or more values of the variable or at one or more points Compare continuous (sense 3)
Derived Forms
discontinuously, adverb
discontinuousness, noun
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discontinuous
  (dĭs'kən-tĭn'y-əs)   
Mathematics Relating to a function that contains one or more points where the function is either discontinuous or undefined.
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