What does constant mean?

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ˈkɒn stəntcon·stant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. constant, constant quantity, invariable(noun)

    a quantity that does not vary

  2. constant(adj)

    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, unvarying(adj)

    unvarying in nature

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

  4. constant(adj)

    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, 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"

GCIDE

  1. Constant(n.)

    (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. constant(Noun)

    That which is permanent or invariable.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  2. constant(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  3. constant(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  4. constant(Noun)

    An identifier that is bound to an invariant value.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  5. constant(Adjective)

    Unchanged through time or space; permanent.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  6. constant(Adjective)

    Consistently recurring over time; persistent

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

  7. constant(Adjective)

    Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.

    Etymology: From constantem, constare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Constant(verb)

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

  2. Constant(verb)

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

  3. Constant(verb)

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

  4. Constant(verb)

    consistent; logical

  5. Constant(noun)

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

  6. Constant(noun)

    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.]

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce constant?

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How to say constant in sign language?

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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. Rob Bowman:

    They're scared. And I lived with that Rob Bowman, there's a constant fear that the worst is inevitable, and this anticipatory grief, well, that's what I felt when my husband went off to war, and that's what I'm seeing in my neighbors today.

  2. Prashant Agarwal:

    Keeping yourself in constant progression cultivates your interest and passion, which thereby keeps you motivated and as a resultant, you work hard towards your desire. Though the real challenge is of keeping yourself motivated, which is truly judged when you face harsh times when you feel depressed and the results of your actions are unfavorable towards your desire. But if you endure such situation and manage to retain being motivated during such times then you come out to become more strong and valiant then ever before.

  3. Audrey Hepburn:

    We all want to be loved, don't we? Everyone looks for a way of finding love. It's a constant search for affection in every walk of life.

  4. Kim Jong:

    The world will witness a new strategic weapon to be possessed by the DPRK in the near future, we will reliably put on constant alert the powerful nuclear deterrent capable of containing the nuclear threats from the U.S. and guaranteeing our long-term security.

  5. Chip Wilson:

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

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