[kon-stuh nt] /ˈkɒn stənt/
not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable:
All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
continuing without pause or letup; unceasing:
regularly recurrent; continual; persistent:
He found it impossible to work with constant interruption.
faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.:
a constant lover.
steadfast; firm in mind or purpose; resolute.
Obsolete. certain; confident.
something that does not or cannot change or vary.
Physics. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.
Mathematics. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.
Paul Henri Benjamin Balluat
[pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/ (Show IPA), .
Jean Joseph Benjamin
[zhahn zhaw-zef ban-zha-man] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1845–1902, French painter.
fixed and invariable; unchanging
continual or continuous; incessant: constant interruptions
resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal
something that is permanent or unchanging
a specific quantity that is always invariable: the velocity of light is a constant
See logical constant
Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)
late 14c., “steadfast, resolute,” from Old French constant (14c.) or directly from Latin constantem (nominative constans) “standing firm, stable, steadfast, faithful,” present participle of constare, from com- “together” (see com-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1650s. Related: Constantly.
1832 in mathematics and physics, from constant (adj.).
constant con·stant (kŏn’stənt)
A number that appears in equations and formulas and does not vary or change. Examples are Planck’s constant and the speed of light.
[kawn-stuh n-tan] /ˈkɔn stənˌtæn/ noun 1. an alloy containing approximately 55 percent copper and approximately 45 percent nickel, used for electrical resistance heating and thermocouples. /ˈkɒnstənˌtæn/ noun 1. an alloy of copper (60 per cent) and nickel (40 per cent). It has a high resistivity that does not vary significantly with temperature and is used […]
- Constant angular velocity
storage (CAV) A disk driving scheme in which the angular velocity of the disk is kept constant. This means that the linear velocity of the disk is larger when reading or writing the outer tracks. The disadvantage of this technique is that the read/write speed varies from track to track. However, as mechanical stability puts […]
- Constant applicative form
functional programming (CAF) A supercombinator which is not a lambda abstraction. This includes truly constant expressions such as 12, (+ 1 2), [1, 2, 3] as well as partially applied functions such as (+ 4). Note that this last example is equivalent under eta abstraction to \ x . + 4 x which is not […]
- Constant de Rebecque
[kawn-stahn duh ruh-bek] /kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃ də rəˈbɛk/ noun 1. Henri Benjamin [ahn-ree ban-zha-man] /ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/ (Show IPA), (Benjamin Constant) 1767–1830, French statesman and author, born in Switzerland.