Discontinuity meaning

dĭs-kŏntə-no͝oĭ-tē, -nyo͝o-
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Lack of continuity or logical sequence.
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Lack of continuity, logical sequence, or cohesion.
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A break or gap.
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A surface at which seismic wave velocities change.
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A gap or break.
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A value of the independent variable x of a mathematical function f(x) at which this function is not continuous.
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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.
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A surface within the Earth across which the velocities of seismic waves change. The discontinuities are located at the boundaries between the Earth's various layers and correspond to changes in the elastic properties of the Earth's materials.
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(geology) A subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change.
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(mathematics) A point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or not continuous.
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