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discontinuous

adjective

1 discontinuous

Of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities.

Roget 113: instantaneous, momentary, sudden, immediate, instant, abrupt, discontinuous, precipitous, precipitant, precipitate; subitaneous, hasty; quick as thought, quick as lightning, ... show more

Roget 70: discontinuous, unsuccessive, broken, interrupted, dicousu [Fr.]; disconnected, unconnected; discrete, disjunctive; fitful etc. (irregular) 139; spasmodic, ... show more

Roget 44: disjoined etc. v.; discontinuous etc. 70; multipartite, abstract; disjunctive; secant; isolated etc. v.; insular, ... show more



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.

synonym: noncontinuous.


Moby thesaurus: aimless, aloof, amorphous, apart, asunder, bipartite, broken, broken off, capricious, careening, casual, catchy, chopped-off, choppy, decousu, desultory, detached, deviative, dichotomous, disarticulated ... show more.

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