Etymology
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discontinuous (adj.)

"not continuous in space or time," 1718, from Medieval Latin discontinuus, from discontinuare (see discontinue). Related: Discontinuously; discontinuousness.

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Definitions of discontinuous

discontinuous (adj.)
of a function or curve; possessing one or more discontinuities;
discontinuous (adj.)
not continuing without interruption in time or space;
the landscape was a discontinuous mosaic of fields and forest areas
discontinuous applause
he received a somewhat haphazard and discontinuous schooling
Synonyms: noncontinuous
From wordnet.princeton.edu