noun, plural dis·con·ti·nu·i·ties.
Origin of discontinuity
Related Words for discontinuityinterruption, pause, halt, ending, stoppage, stay, break, disruption, discontinuance, cessation, suspension, gap, discontinuation, conclusion, cutoff
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Historical Examples of discontinuity
This discontinuity of area must be taken along with two other facts.The Natural History of the Varieties of Man
Robert Gordon Latham
At any rate, it is somewhat above this discontinuity that magma is formed.The Flaming Mountain
Harold Leland Goodwin
The discontinuity of farm objects on hand virtually rules out the telling of a coherent and complete history of agriculture.
This causes an 'area of discontinuity of flow', or eddy, which results in 'negative pressure', causing an upward suction.
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
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