noun, Automotive, Machinery.
a transmission, typically using rubber belts and pulleys, in which the ratio of the rotational speeds of two shafts, as the drive shaft and driven shaft of a vehicle, can be varied continuously within a given range, providing an infinite number of possible ratios.
noun 1. .
- Continuous murmur
continuous murmur n. A murmur heard without interruption throughout systole and into diastole.
- Continuous passive motion
continuous passive motion n. Abbr. CPM A technique in which a joint, usually the knee, is moved constantly in a mechanical splint to prevent stiffness and to increase the range of motion.
- Continuous positive airway pressure
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.