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3 definitions found
 for Discontinuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Discontinuous \Dis`con*tin"u*ous\, a.
     1. Not continuous; interrupted; broken off.
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              A path that is zigzag, discontinuous, and
              intersected at every turn by human negligence. --De
                                                    Quincey.
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     2. Exhibiting a dissolution of continuity; gaping.
        "Discontinuous wound." --Milton.
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     Discontinuous function (Math.), a function which for
        certain values or between certain values of the variable
        does not vary continuously as the variable increases. The
        discontinuity may, for example, consist of an abrupt
        change in the value of the function, or an abrupt change
        in its law of variation, or the function may become
        imaginary.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  discontinuous
      adj 1: of a function or curve; possessing one or more
             discontinuities [ant: continuous]
      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" [syn: discontinuous,
         noncontinuous] [ant: continuous, uninterrupted]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "discontinuous":
     aimless, aloof, amorphous, apart, asunder, bipartite, broken,
     broken off, capricious, careening, casual, catchy, chopped-off,
     choppy, decousu, desultory, detached, deviative, dichotomous,
     disarticulated, disconnected, discontinued, discrete, disjointed,
     disjunct, disjunctive, disordered, dispersed, disproportionate,
     distinct, divergent, eccentric, episodic, erratic, fitful,
     flickering, fluctuating, formless, frivolous, gapped, gratuitous,
     guttering, halting, haphazard, herky-jerky, heteroclite,
     hit-or-miss, immethodical, in two, inchoate, incoherent,
     inconsistent, inconstant, indiscriminate, insular, intermittent,
     intermitting, interrupted, irregular, jagged, jerky, lurching,
     meaningless, misshapen, muddled, nonadherent, nonadhesive,
     noncoherent, noncohesive, noncontinuous, nonlinear, nonsequential,
     nonserial, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, open,
     orderless, parenthetic, partitioned, patchy, planless, promiscuous,
     rambling, random, rough, scrappy, senseless, separate, shapeless,
     snatchy, spasmatic, spasmic, spasmodic, spastic, sporadic, spotty,
     staggering, straggling, straggly, suspended, systemless, tenuous,
     unadhesive, unarranged, unassociated, unattached, unattended,
     uncertain, unclassified, uncoherent, uncohesive, unconnected,
     undirected, unequal, uneven, ungraded, unjoined, unmethodical,
     unmetrical, unordered, unorganized, unregular, unrhythmical,
     unsettled, unsorted, unsteady, unsuccessive, unsymmetrical,
     unsystematic, untenacious, ununiform, vague, variable, veering,
     wandering, wavering, wobbling, wobbly
  
  

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