• WordNet 3.6
    • n discontinuation the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baskin Robbins once made ketchup ice cream. This was the only vegetable flavoured ice cream produced. However, they discontinued it since they thought it would not sell well
    • n Discontinuation Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance. "Upon any discontinuation of parts, made either by bubbles or by shaking the glass, the whole mercury falls."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n discontinuation Breach or interruption of continuity; disruption of parts; separation of parts which form a connected series.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Discontinuation a breaking off or ceasing
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  • Bill Dana
    Bill Dana
    “He is so old that his blood type was discontinued.”
  • Irvin S. Cobb
    Irvin S. Cobb
    “An epitaph is a belated advertisement for a line of goods that has been discontinued.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “I've decided to discontinue my long talks. It's because of my throat. Someone threatened to cut it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. discontinuation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. discontinuer—L. dis, neg., and continuāre, to continue.


In literature:

But for the past twenty years this practice has been discontinued, the water being solely for the supply of Virginia City.
"The Lake of the Sky" by George Wharton James
The language of symbols is discontinued.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
But the sense of distance is not in space only; it is in difference and discontinuance.
"International Weekly Miscellany, Vol. 1, No. 5, July 29, 1850" by Various
The Countess fell ill and the lessons had to be discontinued.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
But the game was discontinued, and Hamilcar Jones and Tilley Newcamp were loud in their excoriations of their late antagonist.
"Scattergood Baines" by Clarence Budington Kelland
At Kew its use has been discontinued, and it is now generally condemned by all good cultivators.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
As regards his main duties of reading and singing we find that they were by no means discontinued.
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
The usual merry-making, music, dancing, and sports after the Sunday service were discontinued.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
Horrid, frowning waste and aimless discontinuity of land, harbinger of loneliness and of evil!
"Across China on Foot" by Edwin Dingle
In that case it should be at once discontinued.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols

In poetry:

Gordon, mounted, loq.
Ho ! you chap of grit and sinew,
Smoking in your pit,
Why thus labour discontinue ?
Why your forehead knit ?
"The Patrol And The Gold-Digger" by Adam Lindsay Gordon
'Alas, dear friend, that, all my days,
Hast poured from that syringa thicket
The quaintly discontinuous lays
To which I hold a season-ticket.
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell
And here are peaches with their ruddy cheeks
And ripe transparency. Here nectarines bloom,
All mottled as with discontinuous streaks.
And spread a fruity fragrance through the room.
"A Basket of Summer Fruit" by Charles Harpur
The rustling of the silk is discontinued,
Dust drifts over the court-yard,
There is no sound of foot-fall, and the leaves
Scurry into heaps and lie still,
And she the rejoicer of the heart is beneath them:
"Liu Ch'e" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Revlon and other makeup manufacturers including Almay and Ultima II are working with Cosmetics And More to provide discontinued products at stores and on the 'net.
He saved all of his money for two years to buy a LEGO train set, but by the time he had enough money, it was discontinued.
Analysts are all over the board when predicting USDA's upcoming yield estimates, and the discontinuity shows just how difficult this crop is to predict.
Lego Ships Discontinued Set to Make Boy's Dream Come True.
The device was discontinued in 2005 amid tepid demand.
This report has been discontinued.
Controversial Carroll school palm scanners discontinued .
Tropical Storm Warning discontinued for South Carolina, as Sandy moves north.
Farmers Classic at UCLA discontinued .
The Farmers Classic men's tennis tournament at UCLA has been discontinued , and its ATP sanction has been sold to a group in Bogota, Colombia.
LOS ANGELES—The Farmers Classic men's tennis tournament at UCLA has been discontinued , and its ATP sanction has been sold to a group in Bogota, Colombia.
TouchPad sales soar after HP discontinues , drops price.
Maxim's Obsolescence Mitigation Program Ensures a Future Supply of Discontinued Mil-Aero Parts.
Cisco Flip UltraHD (8GB): Discontinued but Still Tops in Simplicity.
This page has moved or been discontinued .

In science:

We have also indicated a typical constant α = z1 /z2 hyperbola along which we encounter successively the two continuous and discontinuous transitions of Fig. 10.
Critical and Tricritical Hard Objects on Bicolorable Random Lattices: Exact Solutions
Finally, the RM instability probably does not apply to single clouds formed by TI because it occurs upon the interaction of a shock with a discontinuity.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
H represents, naturally, the discontinuity of the K coefficient when we cross the threshold for the k series.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
Besides, no banding is observed and there is a discontinuity in shear rate ˙Γ which occurs at specific values of the stress.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
The finite-size critical point is identified as the point in the H –∆ plane where three degenerate ground states have the largest discontinuities in the magnetization.
Ground state numerical study of the three-dimensional random field Ising model