Paul constant

[kawn-stahn] /kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃/

Paul Henri Benjamin Balluat
[pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/ (Show IPA), .
Jean Joseph Benjamin
[zhahn zhaw-zef ban-zha-man] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/ (Show IPA), 1845–1902, French painter.
fixed and invariable; unchanging
continual or continuous; incessant: constant interruptions
resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal
something that is permanent or unchanging
a specific quantity that is always invariable: the velocity of light is a constant

See logical constant
/French kɔ̃stɑ̃/
Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)

late 14c., “steadfast, resolute,” from Old French constant (14c.) or directly from Latin constantem (nominative constans) “standing firm, stable, steadfast, faithful,” present participle of constare, from com- “together” (see com-) + stare “to stand,” from PIE root *sta- “to stand” (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1650s. Related: Constantly.

1832 in mathematics and physics, from constant (adj.).

constant con·stant (kŏn’stənt)



A number that appears in equations and formulas and does not vary or change. Examples are Planck’s constant and the speed of light.

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