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Definitions for continuous
kənˈtɪn yu əscon·tin·u·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuous, uninterrupted(adj)

    continuing in time or space without interruption

    "a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans; "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months"; "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks"

  2. continuous(adj)

    of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

Wiktionary

  1. continuous(Adjective)

    Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.

    a continuous current of electricity

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

  2. continuous(Adjective)

    Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.

    a continuous line of railroad

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

  3. continuous(Adjective)

    Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

  4. continuous(Adjective)

    Such that, for every in the domain, for each small open interval about , there's an interval containing whose image is in .

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

  5. continuous(Adjective)

    Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.

    Each continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

  6. continuous(Adjective)

    Expressing an ongoing action or state.

    Etymology: Either via or directly, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuous(adj)

    without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity

  2. Continuous(adj)

    not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3715

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3302

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'continuous' in Adjectives Frequency: #484

How to pronounce continuous?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of continuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of continuous in a Sentence

  1. George Orwell:

    The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past and no different past can ever have existed. In principle the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory over either Eurasia or East Asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact.

  2. Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    The last Australian submarine came off the production line in about 2001. As I understand it the last Swedish submarine came off the production line in about 1996, so it's almost two decades since Sweden built a submarine, we are working with the three countries that have continuous, relevant submarine experience.

  3. Nicholas Zhu:

    For the pick-up in bad debts of credit cards, it hasn't come to the level of systematic risks, but we need to pay continuous attention to the fast growth of credit cards, and how concentrated the problem is in some of the more developed regions such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Zhejiang where household leverage is higher than the national average.

  4. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    The more I try to understand one very peculiar aspect of women, it seems clear to me that apart from the beauty or the sensuous state that women command over men, there is an interiority, lesser known to the masses which is more of agony and pain - a resultant effort of the continuous mood swings and the frequent natural cycles that buoy them, it is in this state that women function and calibrate on this basis in selecting their soul mate and not the usual histrionics that men take effort in pleasing them!”

  5. Sorin Cerin:

    . The ending can only start with the beginning and end with self estrangement, as to become once again his own/old self. This is why every man is a continuous ending.

Images & Illustrations of continuous

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