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Meaning of discontinuity

dis•con•ti•nu•i•ty

Pronunciation: (dis"kon-tn-'i-tē, -y'-), [key]
— pl. -ties.
  1. lack of continuity; irregularity: The plot of the book was marred by discontinuity.
  2. a break or gap: The surface of the moon is characterized by major discontinuities.
  3. a point at which a function is not continuous.
  4. a zone deep within the earth where the velocity of earthquake waves changes radically.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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