What does Constant mean?

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ˈkɒn stəntCon·stant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constant, constant quantity, invariablenoun

    a quantity that does not vary

  2. constantadjective

    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, unvaryingadjective

    unvarying in nature

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

  4. constantadjective

    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, unremittingadjective

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Constantnoun

    (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.

Wiktionary

  1. constantnoun

    That which is permanent or invariable.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  2. constantnoun

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

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  3. constantnoun

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

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  4. constantnoun

    An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  5. constantadjective

    Unchanged through time or space; permanent.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  6. constantadjective

    Consistently recurring over time; persistent

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  7. constantadjective

    Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constantverb

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

  2. Constantverb

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

  3. Constantverb

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

  4. Constantverb

    consistent; logical

  5. Constantnoun

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

  6. Constantnoun

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Constant

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

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Constant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Constant in a Sentence

  1. Alfred Jarry:

    To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form.

  2. Maxwell Maltz:

    It is an old psychological axiom that constant exposure to the object of fear immunizes against the fear.

  3. Ayisi Makatiani:

    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?

  4. Chip Wilson:

    Like other tech start-ups, we are in a constant pursuit of learning, improving and adjusting our strategy.

  5. Olivia Wilde:

    It is constant, I find that quite energizing, the relentless asking and answering of questions, leaves you buzzing. And then of course, you face plan when you get home. But it’s a different kind of exhaustion...That’s one of the reasons that I really prefer directing, because I think that the constant hum of intensity and energy lights me up.

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