piecewise-continuous function

piecewise-continuous function

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(mathematics)
A function defined on a given region, which can be divided into a finite number of pieces such that the function is continuous on the interior of each piece and its value approaches a finite limit as the argument of the function in the interior approaches a boundary point of the piece.