Definitions for continuouskənˈtɪn yu əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
con•tin•u•ous*kənˈtɪn yu əs(adj.)
uninterrupted in time; without cessation:
continuous noise during the movie.
being in immediate connection or spatial relationship:
a continuous row of warehouses.
Ref: progressive (def. 9). 8
* Usage: See continual.
Origin of continuous:
1635–45; < L continuus uninterrupted =contin(ēre) to hold together, retain (see contain ) +-uus
continuing in time or space without interruption
"a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"
of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
continuous(adjective)ənˈtɪn yu əs
happening without stopping
the continuous sound of aircraft overhead
continuousənˈtɪn yu əs
(of a verb) in the continuous
***a verb in the continuous tense
Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
a continuous current of electricity
Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
a continuous line of railroad
Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
Such that, for every in the domain, for each small open interval about , there's an interval containing whose image is in .
Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
Each continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.
Expressing an ongoing action or state.
Origin: Either via or directly, from .
without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity
not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3715
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3302
Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Adjectives Frequency: #484
Translations for continuous
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
joined together, or going on, without interruption
a continuous series; continuous rain; continuous movement.
- مُتَتابِع، مُتَواصِل، مُسْتَمِرArabic
- contínuoPortuguese (BR)
- plynulý, nepřetržitýCzech
- stadig; vedvarende; uafbrudtDanish
- συνεχής, αδιάκοποςGreek
- پیوسته؛ بی وقفهFarsi
- tak terputusIndonesian
- ištisinis, be pertrūkiųLithuanian
- nepārtraukts; ilgstošsLatvian
- stadig, vedvarende, uavbruttNorwegian
- پیوسته؛ بی وقفهPersian
- بی وقفهPashto
- plynulý, neustálySlovak
- nepretrgan, nedovršenSlovenian
- kontinuerlig, oavbruten, sammanhängandeSwedish
- 連續的，持續的Chinese (Trad.)
- суцільний; безперервнийUkrainian
- مسلسل، غير منقطعUrdu
- liên tụcVietnamese
- 连续的，持续的Chinese (Simp.)
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