[kon-tn-uh ns] /ˈkɒn tn əns/
self-restraint or abstinence, especially in regard to sexual activity; temperance; moderation.
Physiology. the ability to voluntarily control urinary and fecal discharge.
late 14c., “self-restraint,” from Old French continence (14c.), from Latin continentia “a holding back, repression,” from continent-, present participle stem of continere (see continent). Especially of sexual desire from late 14c.; of the body’s eliminatory functions, from 1915. Related: Continency.
continence con·ti·nence (kŏn’tə-nəns)
[kon-tn-uh nt] /ˈkɒn tn ənt/ noun 1. one of the main landmasses of the globe, usually reckoned as seven in number (Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica). 2. a comparable landmass on another planet. 3. the mainland, as distinguished from islands or peninsulas. 4. the Continent, the mainland of Europe, as […]
[kon-tn-en-tl] /ˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl/ adjective 1. of or of the nature of a . 2. (usually initial capital letter) of or relating to the mainland of Europe, to Europeans, or to European customs and attitudes. 3. (initial capital letter) of or relating to the 13 original American colonies during and immediately after the American Revolution. […]
noun, American History. 1. the Revolutionary War Army, authorized by the Continental Congress in 1775 and led by George Washington.
noun 1. a light breakfast consisting typically of coffee and rolls. Abbreviation: CB. noun 1. a light breakfast of coffee and rolls