Definitions for continuouskənˈtɪn yu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tin•u•ous*kənˈtɪn yu əs(adj.)

  1. uninterrupted in time; without cessation:

    continuous noise during the movie.

  2. being in immediate connection or spatial relationship:

    a continuous row of warehouses.

  3. Category: Grammar

    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


Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuous, uninterrupted(adj)

    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"

  2. continuous(adj)

    of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. continuous(adjective)ənˈtɪn yu əs

    happening without stopping

    the continuous sound of aircraft overhead

  2. continuousənˈtɪn yu əs

    (of a verb) in the continuous

    ***a verb in the continuous tense


  1. continuous(Adjective)

    Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.

    a continuous current of electricity

  2. continuous(Adjective)

    Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.

    a continuous line of railroad

  3. continuous(Adjective)

    Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.

  4. continuous(Adjective)

    Such that, for every in the domain, for each small open interval about , there's an interval containing whose image is in .

  5. continuous(Adjective)

    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.

  6. continuous(Adjective)

    Expressing an ongoing action or state.

  7. Origin: Either via or directly, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuous(adj)

    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

  2. Continuous(adj)

    not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3715

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3302

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    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.

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