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  • a  of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities
  • a  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

  • Quantum theory describes the universe as intrinsically discontinuous: energy, for example, can come in bits just so small, but no smaller.
  • On extremely fine scales, space-time, and thus reality itself, becomes grainy and discontinuous, like a badly overmagnified newspaper photograph.
  • This discontinuous series of new selves, emotionally different selves, scatters the mind.

  • Alan Greenspan in Reuters
    It will eventually fail and a disturbing reality will be laid bare, prompting an unexpected and sharp discontinuous response,Greenspan said.
  • Steven M Block in EurekAlert (press release)
    Quite simply, our experiment rules out both discontinuous-location models,Block says. "Neither the inchworm nor the scrunching model is consistent with our data, and the idea that some have held all along--that RNAP climbs the DNA ladder...
  • Lee Hsien Loong in TODAYonline
    In a world that is seeing more and more rapid and discontinuous change, there are surely many surprises and 'unknown unknowns' ahead,said Mr Lee, borrowing the phrase made famous by former United States Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

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