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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
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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Plasma Astrophysics, Part II (2012)
Reconnection and Flares by Boris V. Somov
The origin of this effect lies in the fact that the thickness of a tangential discontinuity is a continuously growing value if the electrical resistivity is finite. After its creation the B, component starts to evolve in accordance with the diffusion equation ...
by Richard M. Lerner
Discontinuity means change.
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 ...
Why We Are Taught Assumptions as Codified Facts of Science by Dave A. Schoch
Discontinuity is the exact opposite of descent with modification. Descent with modification would be represented by tight ancestor — descendant relationships codified in both the living and fossil realms if there were intermediate or transitional ...
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 audio- gram showed a maximum conductive hearing loss ...
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 ...
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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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