[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)
noun, Law. 1. an obligation imposed by law in the absence of a contract to prevent unjust enrichment. noun 1. an implied contract which arises without the express agreement of the parties
[krim-uh-nl] /ˈkrɪm ə nl/ adjective 1. of the nature of or involving . 2. guilty of . 3. Law. of or relating to or its punishment: a criminal proceeding. 4. senseless; foolish: It’s criminal to waste so much good food. 5. exorbitant; grossly overpriced: They charge absolutely criminal prices. noun 6. a person guilty or […]
[kwey-zahy-kris-tl, kwey-sahy‐, kwah-see‐, ‐zee‐] /ˌkweɪ zaɪˈkrɪs tl, ˌkweɪ saɪ‐, ˌkwɑ si‐, ‐zi‐/ noun 1. a form of solid matter whose atoms are arranged like those of a crystal but assume patterns that do not exactly repeat themselves.
[dem-uh-krat-ik] /ˌdɛm əˈkræt ɪk/ adjective 1. pertaining to or of the nature of democracy or a democracy. 2. pertaining to or characterized by the principle of political or social equality for all: democratic treatment. 3. advocating or upholding democracy. 4. (initial capital letter) Politics. /ˌdɛməˈkrætɪk/ adjective 1. of, characterized by, derived from, or relating to […]