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Discontinuity

A point at which the graph of a relation or function is not connected. Discontinuities can be classified as either removable or essential. There are several kinds of essential discontinuities, one of which is the step discontinuity.

 

 


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Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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