continuous positive airway pressure n.
Abbr. CPAP A technique of respiratory therapy for individuals breathing with or without mechanical assistance in which airway pressure is maintained above atmospheric pressure throughout the respiratory cycle by pressurization of the ventilatory circuit.
- Continuous processing
noun 1. the systems in a plant or factory for the manufacturing of products, treating of materials, etc, that have been designed to run continuously and are often computer-controlled Compare batch processing
noun, Physics. 1. a spectrum apparently having all wavelengths over a comparatively wide range, usually characteristic of solids and other substances at high temperatures. noun 1. a spectrum that contains or appears to contain all wavelengths but not spectrum lines over a wide portion of its range. The emission spectrum of incandescent solids is continuous; […]
- Continuous stationery
noun 1. (computing) paper that is perforated between pages and folded concertina fashion, used in dot-matrix, line, and daisywheel printers
- Continuous suture
continuous suture n. A suture made from an uninterrupted series of stitches and fastened at each end by a knot. Also called uninterrupted suture.