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Definition 1: not continuing without interruption in time or space - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where discontinuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • discontinuous applause
  • the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas
  • he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling

Synonyms for discontinuous in the sense of this definition

(discontinuous is similar to ...) marked by breaks or gaps

"many routes are unsafe or disrupted"

(discontinuous is similar to ...) used of distributions, as of statistical or natural populations

"disjunct distribution of king crabs"

(means also ...) 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"

(means also ...) recurring in scattered and irregular or unpredictable instances

"a city subjected to sporadic bombing raids"

Definition 2: of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities - [adjective denoting all]

(discontinuous belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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