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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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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for discontinuity
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Media Virus! (2010)
by Douglas Rushkoff
The discontinuity is an opportunity to interact with the medium.
Protecting Fundamental Human Rights by Audrey R. Chapman
The second discontinuity is that there is ...
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, ...
Applied Welding Engineering (2011)
Processes, Codes, and Standards by Ramesh Singh
K IC , is pre-determined l The critical size for an unstable fracture is determined from the above equation l The worst case is assumed; that is the weld discontinuity is a crack l The vector sum of the applied and residual stress is estimated l A ...
FISH PHYSIOLOGY (1971)
a fish is essentially transparent to water-borne sound and its only acoustic discontinuity is the swim bladder (or other air chamber). Sound reception under ...
Historical Transformations (2008)
The Anthropology of Global Systems by Kajsa Ekholm Friedman, Jonathan Friedman
even imperial strategies and the long-term processes inherent in global systems, an incompatibility that generates the riskiness of such systems, where local discontinuity is the rule, and which makes "social evolution" into a process of rising ...
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 ...
A Study of Metropolitan Change by Leslie Budd
One important discontinuity is the provision of transport infrastructure to provide accessibility to residents' work and leisure practices. Infrastructure is built up over a long period so that providing new transport links does not occur as quickly as ...
Writing Art and Architecture (2010)
by Andrew Benjamin
One of the consequences of the inevitability of this movement through the discontinuity is that form is the consequence of the line's potential and as such could never be the direct iteration of the original diagram's appearance. Once a set-up of ...
A Symposium Presented at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., 17-18 Jan. 1974 by Jack C. Spanner, J. W. McElroy
After all, a discontinuity is a defect only if it can grow and eventually cause failure. If a defect grows and gives off AE, when properly instrumented that emission can be detected. Basic Concepts of Acoustic Emission The basis for most ...
by Sidney M. Milkis, Jerome M. Mileur
The third discontinuity is the return of mass immigration to America. In passing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, the Johnson administration and the bipartisan legislative leadership explained that the law 368 Hugh Davis ...
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 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 ...
Fourth edition by David Nelson
has a removable discontinuity at x = 0, which can be removed by letting f(0)=0. Removable and jump discontinuities are simple discontinuities. A function f may not have a finite left-or right-hand limit at x = c, or the function may be undefined at ...
by Dana K. Cassell, David H. Gleaves
continuity/discontinuity models of eating disorders. Both forms of CLA were equally effective in body fat mass reduction and considered safe when used for one year in healthy, overweight adults.
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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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