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discontinuous

Maths (of a function or curve) changing suddenly in value for one or more values of the variable or at one or more points
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While we can never be certain that the unobservable characteristics of the elderly satisfy this condition, the validity of this assumption can be tested by ensuring that the conditional expectations of the observable characteristics do not vary discontinuously in the neighborhood of the cutoff age.
Finally, recall that a group [GAMMA] is said to act discontinuously on a proper metric space X if for every compact subset K of X, K [intersection] [gamma](K) [not equal to] [empty set] for only finitely many [gamma] [member of] [GAMMA].
When analysing the spatial distribution of standings, we verified that they were discontinuously distributed along the study area and that there is a higher ([chi square] = 47.
In the transition from the jetting to spraying mode, the produced drop size decreases continuously with the increase of [LAMBDA] for larger Pe, while the size is discontinuously reduced for smaller Pe which leads to producing a satellite drop.
From the classical point of view, in a first order transition, the state of the system changed discontinuously and a sudden rearrangement happens, which means that there involves an irregularity at critical point [18].
A numerical method had been developed to study the interaction between a crack and second phase particles in a discontinuously reinforced composite material by Bush [14].
And our research at the Brookings Institution also shows that social mobility is much higher for the children of continuously married parents than for those who grow up with discontinuously married or nevermarried parents.
Compared to the discontinuously insured, continuous Medicaid patients will have less metastatic disease and undergo more surgical resections after controlling for both sociodemographic and clinical variables.
2] Intermetallic: Materials composed of two or more types of metal atoms, which exist as homogeneous, composite substances and differ discontinuously in structure from that of the constituent metals.
12) It is "the observation itself' that "changes the probability function discontinuously, selecting from all possible events the actual one that has taken place.
There were no discontinuously worse loan results among loans that just qualified as CRA- or GSE-compliant relative to loans that did not.
Consistent with a static response of drug use to price, we document bunching of annual drug spending as individuals enter the famous "donut hole," where insurance becomes discontinuously much less generous on the margin.