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dis·con·tin·u·ous

 (dĭs′kən-tĭn′yo͞o-əs)
adj.
1.
a. Marked by breaks or interruptions; intermittent: discontinuous applause.
b. Consisting of distinct or unconnected elements, such as the physical features of a landscape.
c. Being without sequential order or coherent form.
2. Mathematics Possessing one or more discontinuities, as a function.

dis′con·tin′u·ous·ly adv.
dis′con·tin′u·ous·ness n.

discontinuous

(ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs)
adj
1. characterized by interruptions or breaks; intermittent
2. (Mathematics) 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 continuous3
ˌdisconˈtinuously adv
ˌdisconˈtinuousness n

dis•con•tin•u•ous

(ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yu əs)

adj.
1. not continuous; broken; interrupted; intermittent.
2. Math. (of a function at a point) not continuous at the point.
[1660–70; < Medieval Latin discontinuus. See dis-1, continuous]
dis`con•tin′u•ous•ly, adv.
dis`con•tin′u•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.discontinuous - of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
continuous - of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
2.discontinuous - 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"
broken - not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly; "broken lines of defense"; "a broken cable transmission"; "broken sleep"; "tear off the stub above the broken line"; "a broken note"; "broken sobs"
sporadic - recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances; "a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"
continuous, uninterrupted - continuing in time or space without interruption; "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

discontinuous

adjective intermittent, interrupted, irregular, disconnected, broken, fitful, spasmodic the discontinuous nature of the country's economic development
Translations
nespojitý
katkev
diskontinuerlig

discontinuous

[ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs] ADJ (= interrupted) → interrumpido (Math) [curve] → discontinuo

discontinuous

[ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjuəs] adj (= intermittent) → discontinu(e)

discontinuous

adj, discontinuously

discontinuous

[ˌdɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs] adj (process) → discontinuo/a; (speech) → incoerente
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