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Definitions for continuity
ˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyucon·ti·nu·ity

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuitynoun

    uninterrupted connection or union

  2. continuitynoun

    a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

  3. continuity, persistencenoun

    the property of a continuous and connected period of time


  1. continuitynoun

    Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.

    Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.

  2. continuitynoun

    A characteristic property of a continuous function.

  3. continuitynoun

    A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a story series are accounted for in present stories.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Continuitynoun

    Etymology: continuitas, Latin.

    It is certain, that in all bodies there is an appetite of union, and evitation of solution of continuity. Francis Bacon, Nat. History.

    After the great lights there must be great shadows, which we call reposes, because in reality the sight would be tired, if it were attracted by a continuity of glittering objects. Dryd.

    It wraps itself about the flame, and by its continuity hinders any air or nitre from coming. Joseph Addison, Remarks on Italy.

    As in the natural body a wound or solution of continuity is worse than a corrupt humour, so in the spiritual. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    The solid parts may be contracted by dissolving their continuity; for a fibre, cut through, contracts itself. Arbuthnot.


  1. continuity

    Continuity, in the mathematical sense, refers to a property of a function where there are no breaks, jumps, or gaps within a given interval. A function f(x) is said to be continuous at a point x=a if the following three conditions are met: 1) f(a) is defined, 2) the limit of f(x) as x approaches a exists, and 3) the limit of f(x) as x approaches a is equal to f(a). The function is said to be continuous on an interval if it is continuous at every point in that interval. If it is continuous for all real numbers, we say the function is continuously everywhere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuitynoun

    the state of being continuous; uninterupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers

  2. Etymology: [L. continuitas: cf. F. continuit. See Continuous.]


  1. Continuity

    In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of people, plot, objects, and places seen by the reader or viewer over some period of time. It is relevant to several media. Continuity is particularly a concern in the production of film and television due to the difficulty of rectifying an error in continuity after shooting has wrapped up. It also applies to other art forms, including novels, comics, and video games, though usually on a smaller scale. Most productions have a script supervisor on hand whose job is to pay attention to and attempt to maintain continuity across the chaotic and typically non-linear production shoot. This takes the form of a large amount of paperwork, photographs, and attention to and memory of large quantities of detail, some of which is sometimes assembled into the story bible for the production. It usually regards factors both with-in the scene and often even technical details including meticulous records of camera positioning and equipment settings. The use of a Polaroid camera was standard but has since been replaced by the advent of digital cameras. All of this is done so that ideally all related shots can match, despite perhaps parts being shot thousands of miles and several months apart. It is a less conspicuous job, though, because if done perfectly, no one will ever notice.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuity' in Nouns Frequency: #2451

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of continuity in a Sentence

  1. Mike Richards:

    Alex believed in the importance of' Jeopardy !' and always said that Ken Jennings wanted the show to go on after Ken Jennings, we will honor Alex's legacy by continuing to produce the game Alex Trebek `` Alex loved with smart contestants and challenging clues. By bringing in familiar guest hosts for the foreseeable future, our goal is to create a sense of community and continuity for our viewers.

  2. Matteo Renzi:

    Institutional continuity is vital. I committed myself personally once again to represent and guarantee that (continuity) for the length of this special period in which Italy holds the European presidency.

  3. Michael Hayden:

    There is some virtue in a superpower having some continuity in its foreign policy.

  4. President Cristina Fernandez:

    Seeking the truth is not easy, but neither is it impossible, we are going to strengthen the AMIA unit and guarantee the continuity of its team.

  5. Carlos Sepulveda:

    The markets and the productive sector see Duque as someone who guarantees the continuity of the current economic model, while they see Petro as someone who would break it down.

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