Definitions for Continuityˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•ti•nu•i•tyˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyu(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. the state or quality of being continuous.

  2. a continuous or connected whole.

  3. a motion-picture scenario with all details of the action, dialogue, effects, etc., in order.

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  4. (on a radio or television program) narration or music that serves as an introduction or transition.

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  5. Math. the property of a continuous function.

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Origin of continuity:

1375–1425; late ME < AF < L

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

Wiktionary

  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

Freebase

  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


Translations for Continuity

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

continuity(noun)

the state of being continuous or logically related

It is important to children to have some continuity in their education.

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