Definitions for constantˈkɒn stənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•stant*ˈkɒn stənt(adj.)

  1. not changing; invariable:

    Conditions remained constant.

  2. continuing without pause:

    constant noise.

  3. regularly recurrent; continual; persistent:

    constant interruptions.

  4. faithful; unswerving in love or devotion.

  5. steadfast; firm in mind or purpose.

  6. Obs. certain; confident.

  7. (n.)something that does not or cannot change or vary.

  8. Physics. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.

    Category: Physics

  9. Math. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.

    Category: Math

* Syn: See faithful.

Origin of constant:

1350–1400; ME < L constant-,constans, <constāre to stand firm


Princeton's WordNet

  1. constant, constant quantity, invariable(noun)

    a quantity that does not vary

  2. constant(adj)

    a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context

    "the velocity of light is a constant"

  3. changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying(adj)

    unvarying in nature

    "maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity"

  4. constant(adj)

    steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection

    "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

  5. 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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. constant(adjective)ˈkɒn stənt

    happening without stopping for a long time

    constant annoyances at work; the constant noise of the air-conditioner

  2. constantˈkɒn stənt

    happening at the same rate or level during a period of time

    The speed remained constant for an hour.; constantly changing his mind; constantly increasing prices


  1. constant(Noun)

    That which is permanent or invariable.

  2. constant(Noun)

    A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.

  3. constant(Noun)

    Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.

  4. constant(Noun)

    An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.

  5. constant(Adjective)

    Unchanged through time or space; permanent.

  6. constant(Adjective)

    Consistently recurring over time; persistent

  7. constant(Adjective)

    Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.

  8. Origin: From constantem, constare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constant(verb)

    firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid

  2. Constant(verb)

    not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle

  3. Constant(verb)

    remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc

  4. Constant(verb)

    consistent; logical

  5. Constant(noun)

    that which is not subject to change; that which is invariable

  6. Constant(noun)

    a quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2175

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2770

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'constant' in Adjectives Frequency: #283

Translations for constant

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never stopping

a constant noise.

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