What does Continuity mean?

Definitions for Continuityˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuity(noun)

    uninterrupted connection or union

  2. continuity(noun)

    a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

  3. continuity, persistence(noun)

    the property of a continuous and connected period of time


  1. continuity(Noun)

    Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.

    Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.

  2. continuity(Noun)

    A characteristic property of a continuous function.

  3. continuity(Noun)

    A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a story series are accounted for in present stories.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuity(noun)

    the state of being continuous; uninterupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers

  2. Origin: [L. continuitas: cf. F. continuit. See Continuous.]


  1. Continuity

    In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer over some period of time. It is relevant to several media. Continuity is particularly a concern in the production of film and television due to the difficulty of rectifying an error in continuity after shooting has wrapped up. It also applies to other art forms, including novels, comics, and video games, though usually on a smaller scale. Most productions have a script supervisor on hand whose job is to pay attention to and attempt to maintain continuity across the chaotic and typically non-linear production shoot. This takes the form of a large amount of paperwork, photographs, and attention to and memory of large quantities of detail, some of which is sometimes assembled into the story bible for the production. It usually regards factors both with-in the scene and often even technical details including meticulous records of camera positioning and equipment settings. The use of a Polaroid camera was standard but has since been replaced by the advent of digital cameras. All of this is done so that ideally all related shots can match, despite perhaps parts being shot thousands of miles and several months apart. It is a less conspicuous job, though, because if done perfectly, no one will ever notice.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Continuity' in Nouns Frequency: #2451


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Continuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Continuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night:

    How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks.

  2. Bertrand Russell:

    Order, unity and continuity are human inventions just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias.

  3. Thomas Quinn:

    Continuity in this case is very important and I'll be able to maintain that continuity, it's as if nothing has changed.

  4. President Cristina Fernandez:

    Seeking the truth is not easy, but neither is it impossible, we are going to strengthen the AMIA unit and guarantee the continuity of its team.

  5. Eric Hoffer:

    If a society is to preserve stability and a degree of continuity, it must learn how to keep its adolescents from imposing their tastes, values, and fantasies on everyday life.

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