discontinuousness

discontinuous

[dis-kuhn-tin-yoo-uhs]
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:
1660–70; < Medieval Latin discontinuus. See dis-1, continuous

discontinuously, adverb
discontinuousness, noun
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discontinuous (ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  characterized by interruptions or breaks; intermittent
2.  maths Compare continuous (of a function or curve) changing suddenly in value for one or more values of the variable or at one or more points
 
discon'tinuously
 
adv
 
discon'tinuousness
 
n

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discontinuous   (dĭs'kən-tĭn'y-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Mathematics Relating to a function that contains one or more points where the function is either discontinuous or undefined.
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