Discontinuity vs Rift - What's the difference?
Discontinuity is a related term of rift. As nouns the difference between discontinuity and rift is that discontinuity is a lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap while rift is a chasm or fissure. As a verb rift is to form a or rift can be to belch or rift can be .
A lack of continuity, regularity or sequence; a break or gap.
*2012 , , Turing’s Cathedral , Penguin 2013, p. 57:
*:Shock waves are sudden discontinuities propagated in compressible media – usually air.
(mathematics) A point in the range of a function at which it is undefined or discontinuous.
(geology) a subterranean interface at which seismic velocities change
* Gutenberg discontinuity
Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Danish/Norwegian ” ‘breach’, Old Norse ”rífa ‘to tear’. More at rive.
(en noun )
A chasm or fissure.
- My marriage is in trouble, the fight created a rift between us and we can’t reconnect.
A break in the clouds, fog, mist etc., which allows light through.
* 1931 , William Faulkner, Sanctuary , Vintage 1993, page 130:
- The Grand Canyon is a rift in the Earth’s surface, but is smaller than some of the undersea ones.
A shallow place in a stream; a ford.
- I have but one rift in the darkness, that is that I have injured no one save myself by my folly, and that the extent of that folly you will never learn.
(en verb )
To form a .
To cleave; to rive; to split.
- to rift an oak
- To dwell these rifted rocks between.
From (etyl) rypta.