discontinuity
dis·con·ti·nu·i·tynoun
pl. -·ties- lack of continuity or logical sequence
- a gap or break
- Math. a value of the independent variable x of a mathematical function f(x) at which this function is not continuous
Origin of discontinuity
Medieval Latin discontinuitas: see discontinue and -itydiscontinuity
noun
pl. dis·con·ti·nu·i·ties- Lack of continuity, logical sequence, or cohesion.
- A break or gap.
- Geology A surface at which seismic wave velocities change.
- Mathematics a. A point at which a function is defined but is not continuous.b. A point at which a function is undefined.
discontinuity
Noun
(usually uncountable, plural discontinuities)
- a lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap
- (geology) a subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change
- (mathematics) a point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or not continuous