|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|
"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|