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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

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    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. Domitus Ulpian:

    Justice is the constant and perpetual will to allot to every man his due.

  2. Sebastian Kurz:

    There has been a lot of movement in recent years. For example, the German position is now much closer to ours than it was two years ago, many states have moved in the right direction. Now we need a focus on proper protection of the external borders of the EU and not just the constant debate about the distribution of refugees within the European Union by quotas.

  3. Mark Clawson:

    It is a near-constant roar akin to a full-throttle 747 interspersed with deafening, earth-shattering explosions that hurtle 100-pound (45-kg) lava bombs 100 feet (30 meters) into the air.

  4. John McKay:

    We look forward to receiving that proposal, gun violence is a real and constant threat to our children, families and communities.

  5. David Hume:

    History is the discovering of the constant and universal principles of human nature.

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