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Continuity vs. Discontinuity

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Continuitynoun

Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.

‘Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.’;

Discontinuitynoun

A lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap.

Continuitynoun

A characteristic property of a continuous function.

Discontinuitynoun

(mathematics) A point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or discontinuous.

Continuitynoun

(narratology) A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a series of stories are accounted for in present stories.

Discontinuitynoun

(geology) a subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change

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Continuitynoun

Consistency between multiple shots depicting the same scene but possibly filmed on different occasions.

Discontinuitynoun

Want of continuity or cohesion; disunion of parts.

Continuitynoun

the state of being continuous; uninterrupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers.

‘The sight would be tired, if it were attracted by a continuity of glittering objects.’;

Discontinuitynoun

lack of connection of continuity

Continuitynoun

uninterrupted connection or union

Continuitynoun

a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

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Continuitynoun

the property of a continuous and connected period of time

Continuitynoun

the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something over time

‘a consensus favouring continuity of policy’;

Continuitynoun

a state of stability and the absence of disruption

‘they have provided the country with a measure of continuity’;

Continuitynoun

a connection or line of development with no sharp breaks

‘a firm line of continuity between pre-war and post-war Britain’;

Continuitynoun

the maintenance of continuous action and self-consistent detail in the various scenes of a film or broadcast

‘a continuity error’;

Continuitynoun

the linking of broadcast items by a spoken commentary

‘the BBC continuity announcer’;

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