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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdiscontinuitydis‧con‧ti‧nu‧i‧ty /ˌdɪskɒntəˈnjuːəti $ -kɑːntəˈnuː-/ noun (plural discontinuities)  1 [countable]CHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER a sudden change or pause in a processdiscontinuity between the policy discontinuities between the present and previous governments2 [uncountable]CONTINUOUS# when a process is not continuous discontinuity in economic development
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discontinuityNone of the paths so far described involves a discontinuity.It is argued that cultural discontinuities between homes and schools do exist, are inevitable and are to be celebrated.But suddenly, marking the transition to the Tertiary, there is a sharp global discontinuity in everything.That point is marked by a sharp boundary known as the Mohorovicic discontinuity, or Moho.The thesis comes into its own with respect to industrial policy where significant discontinuities in policy can be attributed to the government changing hands.Opponents of this interpretation had to stress the discontinuity of the development in order to undermine the plausibility of evolutionism.
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