continuous

Pronunciation Adjective

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Pronunciation Adjective

**continuous** (*not comparable*)

- Without stopping; without a break, cessation, or interruption
- Synonyms: perpetual, nonstop
*a***continuous**current of electricity

**1847**, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,*Evangeline: a tale of Acadie*, Ticknor and Fields (1854), page 90:- he can hear its
**continuous**murmur

- he can hear its

- Without intervening space; continued
- Synonyms: protracted, extended
*a***continuous**line of railroad

- (
*botany*) Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated. - (
*analysis, of a function*) Such that, for every*x*in the domain, for each small open interval*D*about*f*(*x*), there's an interval containing*x*whose image is in*D*. - (
*mathematics, more generally, of a function between two topological spaces*) Such that each open set in the target space has an open preimage (in the domain space, with respect to the given function).*Each***continuous**function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.

- (
*grammar*) Expressing an ongoing action or state.

- (
*without break, cessation, or interruption in time*) constant, nonstop, continual (*but see usage notes above*), incessant, never-ending, ongoing, unbroken, unceasing, unending, uninterrupted, unremitting, relentless; see also Thesaurus:continuous - (
*without break, cessation, or interruption in space*) connected, continued, extended, protracted, unbroken

- (
*without break, cessation, or interruption in time*): broken, discontinuous, discrete, intermittent, interrupted - (
*without break, cessation, or interruption in space*): broken, disconnected, disjoint, unbroken - (
*in mathematical analysis*): discontinuous, stepwise

- French: continu, continuel
- German: kontinuierlich, stetig
- Italian: continuo
- Portuguese: contínuo
- Russian: непреры́вный
- Spanish: continuo

- French: continu
- German: kontinuierlich, stetig
- Italian: continuo
- Portuguese: contínuo
- Russian: непреры́вный

- French: continu
- German: kontinuierlich, stetig
- Italian: continuo
- Portuguese: contínuo
- Russian: непреры́вный
- Spanish: continuo

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