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Discontinuity may refer to:
- Discontinuity (casting), An interruption in the normal physical structure or configuration of an article
- Discontinuity (Geotechnical engineering) in geotechnics is a plane or surface marking a change in physical or chemical properties in a soil or rock mass
- Discontinuity (mathematics), a property of a mathematical function
- Discontinuity (linguistics), a property of tree structures in theoretical linguistics
- Discontinuity (Postmodernism), a conception of history as espoused by the philosopher Michel Foucault.
- A break in continuity (fiction), in literature
- Fracture (geology), discontinuity in rocks
- Discontinuity (transmission lines), a step in impedance causing reflections
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