[kon-stuh nt] /ˈkɒn stənt/
not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable:
All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
continuing without pause or letup; unceasing:
regularly recurrent; continual; persistent:
He found it impossible to work with constant interruption.
faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.:
a constant lover.
steadfast; firm in mind or purpose; resolute.
Obsolete. certain; confident.
something that does not or cannot change or vary.
Physics. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.
Mathematics. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.
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
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.
[kon-sti-too-shuh-nl, -tyoo-] /ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl, -ˈtyu-/ adjective 1. of or relating to the of a state, organization, etc. 2. subject to the provisions of such a constitution: a constitutional monarchy. 3. provided by, in accordance with, or not prohibited by, such a constitution: the constitutional powers of the president; a law held to be […]
[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 […]
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 […]