[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s] /kənˈtɪn yu əs/
uninterrupted in time; without cessation:
continuous coughing during the concert.
being in immediate connection or spatial relationship:
a continuous series of blasts; a continuous row of warehouses.
Grammar. (def 7).
prolonged without interruption; unceasing: a continuous noise
in an unbroken series or pattern
(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)
(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)
(grammar) another word for progressive (sense 8)
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)
[kon-truh-band] /ˈkɒn trəˌbænd/ noun 1. anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported. 2. goods imported or exported illegally. 3. illegal or prohibited trade; smuggling. 4. International Law. . 5. (during the American Civil War) a black slave who escaped to or was brought within the Union lines. adjective 6. prohibited from export or […]
[noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 kon-trakt; verb kuh n-trakt] /noun, adjective, verb 15–17, 21, 22 ˈkɒn trækt; verb kənˈtrækt/ noun 1. an agreement between two or more parties for the doing or not doing of something specified. 2. an agreement enforceable by law. 3. the written form of such an agreement. 4. the division […]
[kuh n-trak-choo-uh l] /kənˈtræk tʃu əl/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or secured by a . /kənˈtræktjʊəl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or assured by a contract adj. 1827, from Latin contractus (see contract (n.)) + -al (1).
[non-kon-truh-dik-shuh n] /ˌnɒn kɒn trəˈdɪk ʃən/ noun 1. absence or lack of .