What does continuous mean?

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?

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How to say continuous in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Herbert Spencer:

    Life is the continuous adjustment of internal relations to external relations.

  3. Puru Kumaran:

    The effect will be nine months from there, and in Q2 2016, then we will see some impact if moisture was down in a bad way, you need three continuous months of very dry weather to see any immediate impact.

  4. Jerome Dunn:

    True to DARPA's mission, EXACTO has demonstrated what was once thought impossible: the continuous guidance of a small-caliber bullet to target, this live-fire demonstration from a standard rifle showed that EXACTO is able to hit moving and evading targets with extreme accuracy at sniper ranges unachievable with traditional rounds. Fitting EXACTO's guidance capabilities into a small .50-caliber size is a major breakthrough and opens the door to what could be possible in future guided projectiles across all calibers.

  5. Maureen Monaghan:

    Presenting real world comparisons of costs for using primary care or emergency care without insurance vs. with insurance could help young adults see the value of maintaining continuous health insurance.

Images & Illustrations of continuous

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    a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
    • A. contiguous
    • B. eloquent
    • C. appellative
    • D. occlusive

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