Discontinuing

Discontinuing means to stop something. Discontinuous is an action of stopping and starting again.

For example, a music recording that keeps on starting and stopping again would be described as being discontinuous. In human behavior, discontinuing is used to describe the ceasing of bad habits such as smoking, drug use, or self-destructive behavior patterns. Discontinuous can also refer to the opposite of a continuous variable or continuous reinforcement schedule.

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