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Definitions for continual
kənˈtɪn yu əlcon·tin·u·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continualadjective

    occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

    "the continual banging of the shutters"

  2. continualadjective

    `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)


  1. continualadjective

    Recurring in steady, rapid succession.

  2. continualadjective

    Seemingly continuous; appearing to have no end or interruption.

  3. continualadjective

    Forming a continuous series.

  4. Etymology: From continuel, from continuel, from continuus

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Continualadjective

    Etymology: continuus, Latin.

    He that is of a merry heart, hath a continual feast. Prov. 15.

    ’Tis all blank sadness, or continual tears. Alexander Pope.


  1. continual

    Mercury – Acts 1 & 2 is the sixth studio album by American pop rock band Imagine Dragons, released through Kidinakorner and Interscope Records. It is a double album consisting of 32 tracks, with the first half, Mercury – Act 1, released on September 3, 2021, and Mercury – Act 2, the second half, released on July 1, 2022, as part of the double album Mercury – Acts 1 & 2. The album was executive produced by Rick Rubin.


  1. continual

    Continual refers to something that is recurring regularly or frequently in an unbroken or uninterrupted succession or sequence. It implies duration or persistence over a significant period of time. It may also refer to something that is incessant or constant.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continualadjective

    proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding

  2. Continualadjective

    occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated

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    Continual vs. Continuous -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Continual and Continuous.

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    Continuous vs. Continual -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Continuous and Continual.

Anagrams for continual »

  1. inoculant

  2. unctional

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continual in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of continual in a Sentence

  1. Atif Latif:

    CF held talks with Yara last year... and we still see the potential for continual activity in this space.

  2. H.L. Mencken:

    The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

  3. Henry Robinson Luce:

    Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.

  4. Jang Sam Ryong:

    We thought it was necessary to correct the misunderstanding of member nations brought about by the U.S. and promote mutual understanding by responding to the organization's continual requests for negotiation.

  5. Latin America largest airline:

    The company has mitigated its exchange rate losses through a continual reduction of its exposure to the Brazilian real on TAM's balance sheet.

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