discontinuous

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From dis- +‎ continuous.

AdjectiveEdit

discontinuous (not comparable)

  1. having breaks or interruptions; intermittent
    • 2020 December 16, “Northern rail leaders discuss phase-out of diesel”, in Rail, page 12:
      The high capital costs of electrification are cited, with a suggestion that in challenging locations discontinuous electrification could be considered.
    Synonyms: patchy, spasmodic; see also Thesaurus:discontinuous
    Antonym: continuous
  2. (mathematics) having at least one discontinuity
    Antonym: continuous

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