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kənˈtɪn yu əscon·tin·u·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuous, uninterruptedadjective

    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. continuousadjective

    of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

Wiktionary

  1. continuousadjective

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

    a continuous current of electricity

  2. continuousadjective

    Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.

    a continuous line of railroad

  3. continuousadjective

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

  4. continuousadjective

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

  5. continuousadjective

    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.

  6. continuousadjective

    Expressing an ongoing action or state.

  7. Etymology: Either via or directly, from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuousadjective

    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. Continuousadjective

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

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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

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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. Reinhard Ploss:

    The new factory highlights our confidence in the continuous opportunities of the Chinese market as well as our commitment to substantial investment in China.

  2. Charles Handy - The Age of Unreason:

    I like less the story that a frog if put in cold water will not bestir itself if that water is heated up slowly and gradually and will in the end let itself be boiled alive, too comfortable with continuity to realize that continuous change at some point may become intolerable and demand a change in behavior.

  3. Dr Shipton:

    You start to see things like decorated bones, beads made from marine shell or ostrich eggs, miniaturzied stone tools, and bones carved into things like arrow points. This is the oldest date we have for when this behavior is first observed, previous sites relating to this early period of modern humanbehaviorr have all been in South Africa and the East African Rift Valley, this is the first site on the coast of East Africa and the first with such a continuous record.

  4. Virgilio Mendez:

    There will be a continuous effort to unravel everything.

  5. Ed Thompson:

    Only a few products are seeing the commercial light of day. smart clothes also have uses in the healthcare and defense sectors, where continuous monitoring of body activities is of the utmost importance.

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