• (RP) IPA: /ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːəti/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌkɑntɪˈn(j)uːəti/


  1. Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.
    Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.
  2. (uncountable, mathematics) A characteristic property of a continuous function.
  3. (narratology) A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a series of stories are accounted for in present stories.
  4. (uncountable, film) Consistency between multiple shots depicting the same scene but possibly filmed on different occasions.
  5. (uncountable, radio, television) The announcements and messages inserted by the broadcaster between programmes.
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