Discontinuity Definition

dĭs-kŏntə-no͝oĭ-tē, -nyo͝o-
discontinuities
noun
discontinuities
Lack of continuity or logical sequence.
Webster's New World
A gap or break.
Webster's New World
A surface at which seismic wave velocities change.
American Heritage
A value of the independent variable x of a mathematical function f(x) at which this function is not continuous.
Webster's New World
A point at which a function is undefined.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
continuity
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other
A usually uneven surface between two layers of rock or sediment that represents either an interruption in the deposition of the layers, as in an unconformity, or a displacement of one or both layers relative to each other, as in a fault.
American Heritage Science

Other Word Forms of Discontinuity

Noun

Singular:
discontinuity
Plural:
discontinuities

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