Definitions for constant
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word constant.
constant, constant quantity, invariablenoun
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, unvaryingadjective
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, 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"
(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.
Etymology: From constantem, constare.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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 Written Corpus Frequency: #2770
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
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.
The only thing constant is Trump.
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.
I can't sleep. I can't eat. I can't work. I've been living in constant fear.
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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- постоянен, постоянна величина, непрекъснат, константа, неизмененBulgarian
- constantCatalan, Valencian
- ständig, konstant, fest, stetig, Konstante, beständig, Fixwert, regelmäßigGerman
- αδιάκοπος, διαρκής, σταθερός, σταθερά, συνεχήςGreek
- ثابت, ماندگارPersian
- tasainen, muuttumaton, pysyvä, vakio, vakaa, jatkuvaFinnish
- constant, constanteFrench
- cunbhalach, seasmhachScottish Gaelic
- kitartó, állhatatos, változatlan, folytonos, állandó, konstansHungarian
- 변하지 않는 것, 상수Korean
- neschimbat, constantă, stabil, constantRomanian
- постоянный, константа, постояннаяRussian
- không thay đổiVietnamese
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