# Continuously

[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s] /kənˈtɪn yu əs/

**adjective**

1.

uninterrupted in time; without cessation:

continuous coughing during the concert.

2.

being in immediate connection or spatial relationship:

a continuous series of blasts; a continuous row of warehouses.

3.

Grammar. (def 7).

/kənˈtɪnjʊəs/

**adjective**

1.

prolonged without interruption; unceasing: a continuous noise

2.

in an unbroken series or pattern

3.

(maths) (of a function or curve) changing gradually in value as the variable changes in value. A function f is continuous if at every value a of the independent variable the difference between f(x) and f(a) approaches zero as x approaches a Compare discontinuous (sense 2) See also limit (sense 5)

4.

(statistics) (of a variable) having a continuum of possible values so that its distribution requires integration rather than summation to determine its cumulative probability Compare discrete (sense 3)

5.

(grammar) another word for progressive (sense 8)

**adj.**

1640s, from French continueus or directly from Latin continuus “uninterrupted, hanging together” (see continue). Related: Continuously.

continuous con·tin·u·ous (kən-tĭn’yōō-əs)

**adj.**

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