constant, constant quantity, invariable(noun)
a quantity that does not vary
a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
"the velocity of light is a constant"
changeless, constant, invariant, unvarying(adj)
unvarying in nature
"maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity"
steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
"a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
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"
(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.
That which is permanent or invariable.
A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.
Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.
An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.
Unchanged through time or space; permanent.
Consistently recurring over time; persistent
Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
Origin: From constantem, constare.
firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid
not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle
remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc
that which is not subject to change; that which is invariable
a quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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 Adjectives Frequency: #283
The numerical value of constant in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of constant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- постоянен, постоянна величина, непрекъснат, константа, неизмененBulgarian
- constantCatalan, Valencian
- ständig, beständig, Konstante, konstant, stetig, regelmäßig, Fixwert, festGerman
- σταθερός, σταθερά, συνεχής, διαρκής, αδιάκοποςGreek
- ثابت, ماندگارPersian
- muuttumaton, vakio, jatkuva, vakaa, tasainen, pysyväFinnish
- constant, constanteFrench
- cunbhalach, seasmhachScottish Gaelic
- állandó, konstans, kitartó, állhatatos, folytonos, változatlanHungarian
- 변하지 않는 것, 상수Korean
- constant, constantă, stabil, neschimbatRomanian
- постоянная, постоянный, константаRussian
- không thay đổiVietnamese
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