If the staff are encouraging situations that she is not used to at home, perhaps she is reacting to the discontinuity.
There was a significant discontinuity, however, as halftime scores moved closer to a tie.
As a ball moves off a cliff there is no discontinuity in the energy it has, it has to actually fall in order to gain any energy.
With those he can attempt to explain the physical processes at work in the entire theory and the cause of the discontinuity.
My understanding is that a tipping point would infer a discontinuity in an otherwise continuous pattern.
The changes should be animated continuously as the slider dials are moved to avoid the discontinuity.
Other disciplines recognise that when a model is operating close to a discontinuity, the model must be modified appropriately.
In fact, the data show no such discontinuity: mortality changes smoothly with age.
And that means linking the past to the present in both continuity and discontinuity.
Emergence arises from a discontinuity of aggregation.
British Dictionary definitions for discontinuity
noun (pl) -ties
lack of rational connection or cohesion
a break or interruption
the property of being discontinuous
the point or the value of the variable at which a curve or function becomes discontinuous
a zone within the earth where a sudden change in physical properties, such as the velocity of earthquake waves, occurs. Such a zone marks the boundary between the different layers of the earth, as between the core and mantle See also Mohorovičić discontinuity
a surface separating rocks that are not continuous with each other
A usually uneven surface between two layers of rock or sediment that represents either an interruption in the deposition of the layers, as in an unconformity, or a displacement of one or both layers relative to each other, as in a fault.
A surface within the Earth across which the velocities of seismic waves change. The discontinuities are located at the boundaries between the Earth's various layers and correspond to changes in the elastic properties of the Earth's materials.