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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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

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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. Rear Admiral John Kirby:

    We have a strong security partnership with Qatar, and are in constant dialogue with Qatari government officials about these five detainees and we are confident that we would be able to mitigate any threat of re-engagement by any of these members.

  2. Prince Charles:

    The fact that my mama has been a constant feature on the scene has provided that sense, I think, of continuity in a time of immense change, i suppose when you first set out you don't think about how long things might go on for, but the queen has provided an amazing record of devotion, dedication and commitment.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Life is never static, and that's what I find most beautiful. It is beautiful, because of its ups and downs, twists and bends, roundabouts and straight roads, and ebbs and flows in general. Nothing is permanent, and only constant is the constant change. "Even this shall pass" is the mantra and a constant reminder for us, on every occasion when we feel excited with life's flows, and also in the darkest moments when we feel down and out with life's ebbs. The disappointments, betrayals, feelings of helplessness, being alone, all these will be ebbing away, as the life goes on. It's amazing how life can be so kind and good, and at the same time so bitter and cold....and yet everything shall pass. So enjoy today, and live this moment to the fullest, enjoying life's ebbs and flows.

  4. Thomas Jefferson:

    A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I have evolved on many issues. There are some issues that are very much the same, I've been constant on many issues, but I have evolved on certain issues.

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