Definitions of discontinuous

  1. (mathematics) of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Not continuous; interrupted; broken. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Broken off; interrupted; separated; wide or gaping. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for discontinuous

  1. And this Higher, if it enters into the whole of life, so far from revealing itself as a continuation of what had already happened, reveals itself as something which is discontinuous with the ordinary life, and superior even to the highest attainments of the intellectual life. – An Interpretation of Rudolf Eucken's Philosophy by W. Tudor Jones
  2. We thus see the truth of Haeckel's definition that " reproduction is a nutrition and growth of the organism beyond its individual mass," or in biological formula, " a discontinuous growth." – The Truth About Woman by C. Gasquoine Hartley