noun, plural dis·con·ti·nu·i·ties.
- discontinuation test,
- discontinuous variation,
Origin of discontinuity
Examples from the Web for discontinuity
The discontinuity of his style, and the strict rules which he adopted, tend to disintegrate his poems.Alexander Pope|Leslie Stephen
In either case, however, there has been displacement; and the displacement is the inference from the discontinuity.Man and His Migrations|R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
There will be no discontinuity then except on the 180th meridian.
This discontinuity of distribution within the area is very general.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The discontinuity of it makes one difficulty; the substitution of paradox for incident makes another.G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study|Julius West
noun plural -ties
- the property of being discontinuous
- the point or the value of the variable at which a curve or function becomes discontinuous
- a zone within the earth where a sudden change in physical properties, such as the velocity of earthquake waves, occurs. Such a zone marks the boundary between the different layers of the earth, as between the core and mantleSee also Mohorovičić discontinuity
- a surface separating rocks that are not continuous with each other