1. [ adjective ] (mathematics) of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
Related terms: continuous mathematics
2. [ adjective ] not continuing without interruption in time or space
Synonyms: noncontinuous

"discontinuous applause" "the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas" "he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling"

Related terms: continuous disjunct disrupted sporadic broken
Similar spelling:   discontinue