Definition of discontinuous in English:
1Having intervals or gaps: a person with a discontinuous employment record
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- Unfortunately, subaerial erosion has made the continental sedimentary record very incomplete and discontinuous.
- The hanging-wall zone contained 33% of the copper and was the most erratic and discontinuous zone.
- However, the prospects for discontinuous, disruptive change appear slim.
1.1 Mathematics (Of a function) having at least one discontinuity, and whose differential coefficient may become infinite.
- And the length of the curve is again a discontinuous function of the starting point.
- Also important is his work on divergent series and discontinuous functions.
- In contrast to this, discontinuous functions are a staple of classical mathematics.
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- Its findings suggest, however, that without major acquisitions, the likelihood of moving instantaneously and discontinuously from one period's opportunity frontier to that of another is low.
- We don't say there's a missing link in a cliff, because the height changes discontinuously along the ground, that's just how landscape works.
- Clearly this coarse-grained level of model cannot pick up specific and discontinuously large shifts of the transition state, which in small proteins will often dominate particular cases.
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