constant, constant quantity, invariable(noun)
a quantity that does not vary
a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
"the velocity of light is a constant"
changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying(adj)
unvarying in nature
"maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity"
steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
"a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
ceaseless, constant, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting(adj)
uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
"the ceaseless thunder of surf"; "in constant pain"; "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city"; "the never-ending search for happiness"; "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"
(Computers) a data structure that does not change during the course of execution of a program. It may be a number, a string, or a more complex data structure; -- contrasted with variable.
That which is permanent or invariable.
A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.
Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.
An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.
Unchanged through time or space; permanent.
Consistently recurring over time; persistent
Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
Origin: From constantem, constare.
firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid
not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle
remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc
that which is not subject to change; that which is invariable
a quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
kon′stant, adj. fixed: unchangeable: firm: continual: faithful.—n. (math.) a term or quantity which does not vary throughout a given investigation: that which remains unchanged.—n. Con′stancy, fixedness: unchangeableness: faithfulness: (Shak.) perseverance: (Shak.) certainty.—adv. Con′stantly. [L. constans, -antis, from constāre, to stand firm—con, inten., stāre, to stand.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2175
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Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2770
Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Adjectives Frequency: #283
The numerical value of constant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of constant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
There is a constant erosion of our margins.
Excellent firms don't believe in excellence -- only in constant improvement and constant change.
Dogs require constant training while the elephants seem to understand and remember the scent without the need for constant training.
It is one thing to build beautiful supermarkets. The other thing is can you get good, constant supply of eggs? Can you get good, constant supply of quality vegetables?
The girls are mortified, they are in a constant state of fear that their bodies are going to be exposed to a male in these settings. It’s a constant state of stress and anxiety for them.
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- постоянен, постоянна величина, непрекъснат, константа, неизмененBulgarian
- constantCatalan, Valencian
- ständig, beständig, Konstante, konstant, stetig, regelmäßig, Fixwert, festGerman
- σταθερός, σταθερά, συνεχής, διαρκής, αδιάκοποςGreek
- ثابت, ماندگارPersian
- muuttumaton, vakio, jatkuva, vakaa, tasainen, pysyväFinnish
- constant, constanteFrench
- cunbhalach, seasmhachScottish Gaelic
- állandó, konstans, kitartó, állhatatos, folytonos, változatlanHungarian
- 변하지 않는 것, 상수Korean
- constant, constantă, stabil, neschimbatRomanian
- постоянная, постоянный, константаRussian
- không thay đổiVietnamese
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