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Definition of the noun discontinuity
What does discontinuity mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: discontinuities
- lack of connection or continuity
Alternative definition of the noun discontinuity
- a lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap
- [geology] a subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change
- [mathematics] a point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or not continuous
Who is discontinuity?
Discontinuity: For Michel Foucault, discontinuity and continuity reflect the flow of history and the fact that some "things are no longer perceived, described, expressed, characterised, classified, and known in the same way" from one era to the next..
"Discontinuity" is a composition.
- music by Robert Henke
- Discontinuity: A discontinuity in geotechnical engineering is a plane or surface that marks a change in physical or chemical characteristics in a soil or rock mass. A discontinuity can be, for example, a bedding, schistosity, foliation, joint, cleavage, fracture, fissure, crack, or fault plane. A division is made between mechanical and integral discontinuities. Discontinuities may occur multiple times with broadly the same mechanical characteristics in a discontinuity set, or may be a single discontinuity. A discontinuity makes a soil or rock mass anisotropic.
- Discontinuity: In linguistics, a discontinuity occurs when a given word or phrase is separated from another word or phrase that it modifies in such a manner that a direct connection cannot be established between the two without incurring crossing lines in the tree structure. The terminology that is employed to denote discontinuities varies depending on the theory of syntax at hand. The terms discontinuous constituent, displacement, long distance dependency, unbounded dependency, and projectivity violation are largely synonymous with the term discontinuity. There are various types of discontinuities, the most prominent and widely studied of these being topicalization, wh-fronting, scrambling, and extraposition.
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The Politics of Species (2013)
Reshaping Our Relationships with Other Animals by Raymond Corbey, Annette Lanjouw
A distinctive evolutionary discontinuity is that humans can cast this physiological, social, and symbolic bonding “net” beyond...
A less positive evolutionary discontinuity is the distinctly human evolutionary trajectory of niche alteration for the ...
Drama, Theatre, Film by Yana Meerzon
whereas discontinuity is an opportunity to break with the mechanization of the form, with the predictability of tradition, and with the methods of conventional expression. Discontinuity is the basis of social, cultural and artistic improvisation; like ...
Impacts on Earth (1998)
by Daniel Benest, Claude Froeschle
A discontinuity is a mathematical idea. We can make a detailed analysis of shock wave formation and structure in non-reactive media (Hayes 1960; Landau & Lifchitz 1971). It will involve some calculations with vicosity, heat conduction, ...
The lowest discontinuity is a sharply defined surface dipping 30° inward, along which vertical beds are thrust outward over gently dipping beds. The thrust fault may be considered as occupying the axial plane of the syncline. The gentle inward ...
Moved by the Past (2014)
Discontinuity and Historical Mutation by Eelco Runia
on an experiential level discontinuity is the extent to which a particular event wasn't supposed to happen, the extent, that is, to which the event was at odds with the worldview from which it emerged.
Nonuniform Sampling (2001)
Theory and Practice by Farokh Marvasti
There is also a discontinuity at the same time instant caused by the change of delay. A discontinuity means a sudden change in the corresponding continuous- time signal. The discontinuity of the output signal is simply caused by the fact that ...
by Aleksandr Mikhaĭlovich Blokhin, Yuri L. Trakhinin
when the MHD planar discontinuity is a fast shock wave. So, we suppose that the piecewise constant solution (6.17) satisfies the evolutionarity inequalities (7.11) and the ...
How Developmental Transitions Relate to Developmental Change Consistent with a developmental-contextual perspective,particularly with the notion of ecological transitions, developmental transitions contribute to continuity and discontinuity ...
Marine Affairs Dictionary (2004)
Terms, Concepts, Laws, Court Cases, and International Conventions and Agreements by Niels West
MOHO: See Mohorovicic Discontinuity. MOHOLE: A deep sea project commenced in 1957 to drill through the Mohorovicic Discontinuity to sample the underlying mantle. Because ...
by E.G. Gregorich, L. W. Turchenek, M.R. Carter, Denis A. Angers
In soil textural classification it includes clav loam, sandv clav loam, and silty clay loam, texture moderement fine Mohorovicic discontinuity A seismic discontinuity occurring between the crust of the Earth and the underlying mantle, across which ...
by Roy F. Baumeister, Kathleen D. Vohs
Definition The interindividual–intergroup discontinuity effect is the tendency in some settings for relations between groups to be more competitive, or less...
by Neil J. Salkind
Regression discontinuity (RD) is a two-group, pre- post, quasi-experimental method for evaluating the effect of an intervention. Assignment to the experimental or comparison group is based on the value of some variable. That variable can be ...
by Raymond D. Kent, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
an ear with traumatic ossicular discontinuity; the audiogram showed a maximum conductive hearing loss with ...
by Richard A. Matzner
Conrad discontinuity This implies that the tangent vectors to the congruence form a vector field and, further, every smooth vectorfield generates a congruence. See vector field. conical spacetime string). See deficit angle (cosmic conics Pitch ...
by Charles P. Poole, Jr.
In the case of an electromagnetic field, the electromagnetic shock waves arise due to a discontinuity of field intensity, and in case of discontinuities of density the concept of density shock wave is used. Consider the velocity u of a shock wave ...
The Encyclopedia of Aging (2013)
A Comprehensive Resource in Gerontology and Geriatrics by George L. Maddox
TONYA M PARROTT See also Entitlement Family Generations Generativity Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships GENERATIONS Generations define a discontinuity of the passage of time in the lives of a social collectivity; discontinuity ...
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Knowledge,Language,Culture: Tradition and Discontinuity
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Certainly, it may bring to light such a deeper knowledge of the structure of matter as to constitute a veritable discontinuity in the progress of science. (Ernest Lawrence)
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The value of this 13-letter word is 19 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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