discontinuity discontinuity  /dɪs ˌkɑn tɪ ˈnu ɪ ti/


  • (n) lack of connection or continuity


  1. The moral rebirth of Germany after the war was, and is, premised on a radical discontinuity with the Nazi past.
  2. In fact, Idei himself represented a discontinuity with Sony's past.
  3. There was a discontinuity that presented growth opportunities in the wireless area.


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  1. "The symptoms are clearly there," Greenspan told the newspaper. "Recessions don't happen smoothly. They are usually signalled by a discontinuity in the market place and the data of recent weeks could very well be characterised in that...
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "There was total discontinuity," Gregg said.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Donald Gregg Source: The Associated Press

  3. "If you look ahead and you try to envision what would constitute a discontinuity of supply, how would that happen? There are four or five or six ways that could happen and only one of them has to do with a nuclear test," Mr. Burns said.
    on Aug 4, 2007 By: Nicholas Burns Source: Hindu

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