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English adjective: discontinuous

1. discontinuous of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


2. discontinuous not continuing without interruption in time or space

SamplesDiscontinuous applause.
The landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas.
He received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling.


Similardisjunct, disrupted

See alsobroken, sporadic

Antonymscontinuous, uninterrupted

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