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Definition of discontinuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    discontinuous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌdɪskənˈtɪnyuəs//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1not continuous; stopping and starting again synonym intermittent
  2. 2 Women typically have discontinuous patterns of employment.
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