HyperDic: discontinuous

English > 2 senses of the word discontinuous:
ADJECTIVEalldiscontinuousof a function or curve
alldiscontinuous, noncontinuousnot continuing without interruption / interruption in time or space
English > discontinuous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities.
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
OppositecontinuousOf a function or curve
Spanishdiscontinuo
Nounsdiscontinuitylack of connection or continuity
English > discontinuous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot continuing without interruption / interruption in time or space.
Examples
  • "discontinuous applause"
  • "the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas"
  • "he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling"
Synonymnoncontinuous
NarrowerdisjunctUsed of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations
disruptedmarked by breaks or gaps / gaps
See alsobrokennot continuous in space, time, or sequence / sequence or varying abruptly
sporadicrecurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances
Oppositecontinuous, uninterruptedContinuing in time or space without interruption
Spanishdiscontinuo
Nounsdiscontinuitylack of connection or continuity

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