a constant that is added to the function obtained by evaluating the indefinite integral of a given function, indicating that all indefinite integrals of the given function differ by, at most, a constant.
- Constant positive pressure breathing
constant positive pressure breathing n. Abbr. CPPB Inhalation and exhalation of respiratory gases that are under a small constant positive pressure relative to the ambient pressure.
[kon-stuh nt vuh-los-i-tee] /ˈkɒn stənt vəˈlɒs ɪ ti/ noun, Automotive. 1. a universal joint that is used in the drive train of front-wheel-drive cars and operates effectively even when the shafts being connected meet at a sharp angle.
- Constant region
constant region The portion of the amino acid sequence of an antibody’s heavy or light chains that determines the class of the antibody and does not vary within a given class. The constant region terminates in a free carboxyl group (COOH). Unlike the variable region, the constant region does not interact with antigens. Compare variable […]
[kuh n-stey-tiv] /kənˈsteɪ tɪv/ Philosophy, Linguistics adjective 1. (of an utterance) describing a state of affairs; making a statement that can be said to be true or false. noun 2. a constative utterance.