non continuity


[kon-tn-oo-i-tee, -tn-yoo]
noun, plural continuities.
the state or quality of being continuous.
a continuous or connected whole.
a motion-picture scenario giving the complete action, scenes, etc., in detail and in the order in which they are to be shown on the screen.
the spoken part of a radio or television script that serves as introductory or transitional material on a nondramatic program.
Mathematics. the property of a continuous function.
Usually, continuities. sets of merchandise, as dinnerware or encyclopedias, given free or sold cheaply by a store to shoppers as a sales promotion.

1375–1425; late Middle English continuite < Anglo-French < Latin continuitās, equivalent to continu(us) continuous + -itās -ity

noncontinuity, noun

2. flow, progression. Unabridged
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continuity (ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  logical sequence, cohesion, or connection
2.  a continuous or connected whole
3.  the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast
4.  the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind

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Word Origin & History

1540s, from Fr. continuité (16c.), from L. continuitatem, from continuus (see continue). Cinematographic sense is recorded from 1921, Amer.Eng.
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continuity con·ti·nu·i·ty (kŏn'tə-nōō'ĭ-tē, -nyōō'-)

  1. The state or quality of being continuous.

  2. An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.

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