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"
of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
continuous(adjective)Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
continuous(adjective)Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
continuous(adjective)Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
continuous(adjective)Such that, for every \uE00028028\uE001 in the domain, for each small open interval \uE00028029\uE001 about \uE00028030\uE001, there's an interval containing \uE00028031\uE001 whose image is in \uE00028032\uE001.
continuous(adjective)Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
continuous(adjective)Expressing an ongoing action or state.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Continuous describes that which is absolutely without pause or break; continual, that which often intermits, but as regularly begins again. A continuous beach is exposed to the continual beating of the waves. A similar distinction is made between incessant and ceaseless. The incessant discharge of firearms makes the ceaseless roar of battle. Constant is sometimes used in the sense of continual; but its chief uses are mental and moral.
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continuing, ongoing, continued, continues, constant, continual, uninterrupted, permanent, sustained, on-going, continuously, steady, persistent, lifelong, continue, consecutive, constants, constantly, continuity, standing, continually, fanfold, incessant, seamless, consistent, life-long
Translations for continuous
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- непрекъснат, продължителенBulgarian
- continuCatalan, Valencian
- kontinuální, nepřetržitý, spojitýCzech
- stetig, kontinuierlichGerman
- استمراری, پیوسته, مستمر, بیوقفه, مداومPersian
- continu, continuelFrench
- sìorScottish Gaelic
- folytonos, folyamatosHungarian
- tāhuhu, ukiuki, mutungakore, rōnakiMāori
- ononderbroken, continu, onophoudelijk, voortdurend, aanhoudendDutch
- continuu, neîntreruptRomanian
- непрерывный, длительныйRussian
- sürekli, devamlıTurkish
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