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.

  2. constantnoun

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

  3. constantnoun

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

  4. constantnoun

    An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.

  5. constantadjective

    Unchanged through time or space; permanent.

  6. constantadjective

    Consistently recurring over time; persistent

  7. constantadjective

    Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.

  8. Etymology: From constantem, constare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONSTANTadjective

    Etymology: constans, Latin.

    If you take highly rectified spirit of wine, and dephlegmed spirit of urine, and mix them, you may turn these two fluid liquors into a constant body. Robert Boyle, History of Firmness.

    Some shrewd contents,
    Now steal the colour from Bassanio’s cheek:
    Some dear friend dead; else nothing in the world
    Could turn so much the constitution
    Of any constant man. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    Both loving one fair maid, they yet remained constant friends. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Now, through the land, his care of souls he stretch’d;
    And like a primitive apostle preach’d;
    Still chearful, ever constant to his call;
    By many follow’d, lov’d by most, admir’d by all. Dryden.

    He shewed his firm adherence to religion as modelled by our national constitution, and was constant to its offices in devotion, both in publick and in his family. Joseph Addison, Freeholder.

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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  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

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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. Jill Biden:

    In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her, an enduring admiration for Queen Elizabeth II united people across the Commonwealth. The seven decades of her history-making reign bore witness to an age of unprecedented human advancement and the forward march of human dignity.

  2. Donald Trump:

    The only thing constant is Trump.

  3. Milan Vaishnav:

    While Delhi is not very significant in electoral terms, a BJP loss there shatters the popular narrative around the BJP's invincibility, a loss in Delhi certainly signals an end to Modi's honeymoon. Furthermore, because it is the capital city, an opposition government, especially one led by the confrontational AAP, would be a constant thorn in the Modi government's side.

  4. Thomas Corso:

    I can't sleep. I can't eat. I can't work. I've been living in constant fear.

  5. Booker T. Washington:

    I believe that any man's life will be filled with constant and unexpected encouragement, if he makes up his mind to do his level best each day, and as nearly as possible reaching the high water mark of pure and useful living.

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