I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

I [Verbs] ORDER

2. CONSECUTIVE ORDER

[Interrupted sequence] Discontinuity.

[Antonyms: continuity.]

[Nouns] discontinuity; disjunction [more]; anacoluthon; interruption, break, fracture, flaw, fault, crack, cut; gap (interval) [more]; solution of continuity, caesura; broken thread; parenthesis, episode, rhapsody, patchwork; intermission; alternation (periodicity) [more]; dropping fire.

[Verbs] be discontinuous; alternate, intermit, sputter, stop and start, hesitate.

discontinue, pause, interrupt; intervene; break, break in upon, break off; interpose [more]; break the thread, snap the thread; disconnect (disjoin) [more]; dissever.

[Adjectives] discontinuous, unsuccessive, broken, interrupted, dicousu; disconnected, unconnected; discrete, disunctive; fitful (irregular) [more]; spasmodic, desultory; intermitting, occasional, intermittent; alternate; recurrent (periodic) [more].

[Adverbs] at intervals; by snatches, by jerks, by skips, by catches, by fits and starts; skippingly, per saltum; longo intervallo.

[Phrases] like "angel visits few and far between" [Campbell].

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
About PRIVACY POLICY Terms Careers Advertise with Us Contact Us Our Blog Suggest a Word Help