Definition of discontinuous in English:

discontinuous

Line breaks: dis|con¦tinu|ous
Pronunciation: /dɪskənˈtɪnjʊəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

discontinuously

adverb
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

mid 17th century (in the sense 'producing discontinuity'): from medieval Latin discontinuus, from dis- 'not' + continuus (see continuous).

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