discontinuity


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discontinuity

  1. the occurrence of a species in two or more geographically separated areas.
  2. a layer separating two discrete areas; for example, a THERMOCLINE.
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Necessary adaptation and learning processes change externalities and location requirements, he finds, lead to a reorganization of relationships between components and between companies, and create an organizational discontinuity.
The report adds that the intermittent signal discontinuity in the right engine's AFU may have caused the ATPCS to not be armed during take-off roll, or was activated during the initial climb, which resulted in a complete ATPCS sequence including autofeathering.
Kinematic analysis of rock slopes is purely a geometric technique which utilizes angular relationships between slope surfaces and discontinuity planes through their stereographic projections.
5o)]), discontinuity spacing and seismic velocity (Weaver, 1975; Scoble and Muftuoglu, 1984; MacGregor et al.
In his December 2005 speech to the Roman Curia, Pope Benedict XVI avoided such simplification by distinguishing between a hermeneutic of discontinuity and one of reform, and then devoted the larger part of the speech to illustrating how reform entails both continuity and discontinuity on different levels.
An appreciation and basic understanding of the prevailing discontinuity and rock mass properties can help the geotechnical and trenchless engineering design team better evaluate:
Regarding Figure 1, we denote as waveguide a and waveguide b the shielded dielectric waveguides located at z < 0 and z > 0, respectively, of the abrupt discontinuity, at z = 0.
While many had their sights on space in the 1960s, earth scientists were looking inward to the Moho--the Mohorovicic discontinuity, that is.
Accelerating technological discontinuity as well as shorter technology cycles inevitably intensifies competition (Quinn, 1992).
Each of these factors and all together are decision makers and, based on an established standard might transform a discontinuity in a defect.
With the discontinuity crows in charge, chaos followed.